Aug 25, 2009

Teaser Tuesday: The Fruit of Her Hands

The Fruit of Her Hands: the Story of Shira of Ashkenaz,
Pocket Books, 2009.

"My heart ached for Papa. I forgave him for all the times he had yearned for a boy - times when I felt disappointed that I was not enough for him." p. 55

This story of Shira, the wife of Rabbi Meir in 13th century Europe is based on author Michelle Cameron's research into her family tree. In the book Shira grows up to meet and marry Rabbi Meir and raise a family in the midst of pogroms and anti-Semitism in the 13th century.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Choose two sentences from your current read, and add the author and title for readers. Anyone can join in.

(Book received from the publisher for later review).


  1. Good teaser. Sounds like an interesting book!

    Teaser Tuesday

  2. Sounds like an intriguing idea for a book. Nice teaser! (But sad.)

  3. I agree. . .sounds like an interesting book!

  4. Ooo... Nice teaser. Pulls at the heart strings a bit.

    Here's mine.

  5. Wonderful teaser this week! Looks like yet another book to add to my tbr list :) You can find my teaser here.

  6. good teaser. She sounds like an interesting character.

  7. enjoyed your teaser, I'll watch for your review. read my teaser here

  8. Man, you always do the greatest sounding books! I just love your taste. Such a great teaser, and the story sounds really sad, but still something I think I'd like to read. Thanks for the heads up on it!

    My own teaser is finally up, at Bookishgal.

    (And I'm sorry I haven't attended to other things, and been around more. My nose has had to be to the grindstone almost nonstop for several weeks lately. I hope I can catch up!)

  9. Great teaser and I find the premise of the book pretty interesting. How she took her own family tree info and turned it into a novel.

  10. Hey Bookbirddog! I love books that maybe didn't start as books - someone was just doing research, and then comes up with a great idea.

    I'm going to go back and look at your post about the Time Traveler's Wife book/movie.

  11. Love books inspired by family history.


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