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Critical Praise

"Talia Carner is a skillful and heartfelt storyteller who takes the reader on journey of the senses, into a world long forgotten. Her story of a woman who struggles and seeks the light is universal and inspiring. Read this book and savor."

—Jennifer Lauck, author of the New York Times bestseller Blackbird and the newly released Found: A Memoir

"Jerusalem Maiden is a page-turning and thought-provoking novel. Extraordinary sensory detail vividly conjures another time and place; heroine Esther Kaminsky’s poignant struggle transcends time and place. The ultimate revelation here: for many women, if not most, 2011 is no different than 1911, but triumph is nonetheless possible."

—Binnie Kirshenbaum, author of The Scenic Route

"A welcome glimpse into a little-understood world."

Kirkus Reviews

"Engaging... Carner renders Esther’s world with great authority and detail, revealing intimate familial rituals within the larger political and socioeconomic context."

Publishers Weekly