Mazel means luck in Yiddish, and luck is the guiding force in this magical and mesmerizing novel that spans three generations. Sasha Saunders is the daughter of a Polish rabbi who abandons the shtetl and wins renown as a Yiddish actress in Warsaw and New York. Her daughter Chloe becomes a professor of classics at Columbia. Chloe's daughter Phoebe grows up to become a mathematician who is drawn to traditional Judaism and the sort of domestic life her mother and grandmother rejected.
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"Goldstein has written female characters as worthy of Phillip Roth and Grace Paley as they are of their grand European progenitors, Sholem Aleichem and S. Y. Agnon."--"Los Angeles Times"About the Author:
Rebecca Goldstein is author of "The Mind-Body Problem," "The Late-Summer Passion of a Woman of Mind," "The Dark Sister," "Strange Attractors," and "Properties of Light: A Novel of Love, Betrayal, and Quantum Physics." A MacArthur Prize Fellow, she is professor of philosophy at Trinity College.
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