Knowing that this story is fiction, it felt like it was a true story . . .
Synopsis for Papa’s Shoes
Papa’s Shoes, a work of fiction about immigration with a feminist and historical bent. At 99,968 words, Papa’s Shoes is a stand-alone novel with series potential.
Ira Schuman is determined to move his family out of their Polish shtetl to the hope and opportunities he’s heard about in America. But along the way he faces the death of three of his four sounds, a wife who does not have the same aspirations as his, and the birth of a daughter, Ava, conceived to make up for the loss of his boys. Ava grows up to be smart, beautiful, and very independent.
Besides having a feisty relationship with her overly-protective mother, Ava falls for the college man who directs her high school senior class play. With the news that she wants to marry a non-Jewish man, Ira realized that his plan to assimilate in the new world has backfired. Should the young couple marry, he must decide whether the banish his daughter from his family or welcome them with open arms. Even though he won’t attend their wedding, he makes her a pair a wedding shoes. In his mind, the shoes are simply a gift, not a peace offering.
I have to admit, I felt a little intimidated reading this book because it had Jewish words that I did not understand. But, that is what is so great about reading . . . You learn and your vocabulary grows.
Papa’s Shoes is a work of art, and again, I am adding it to the list of my favorite history books (even though it is fiction, to me, it still fits). I hope you enjoy it just as much as me. I give Papa’s Shoes ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ for how beautiful it was written, and the connect I felt with the characters.
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