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.
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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Enchanting....Mazel is a work of extraordinary intelligence and imagination.
A compelling novel by a writer with a crushing power
More than 1 year ago
Without a doubt one of the best books I have ever read. Goldstein has the most beautifully lyrical style that grips the heart and the imagination. Her character development is wonderful. I have recommended this book to numerous people in my life and they have never been disappointed.