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Inside the closed community of Borough Park, where most Chassidim live, the rules of life are very clear, determined by an ancient script written thousands of years before down to the last detail - and abuse has never been a part of it. But when thirteen-year-old Gittel learns of the abuse her best friend has suffered at the hands of her own family member, the adults in her community try to persuade Gittel, and themselves, that nothing happened. Forced to remain silent, Gittel begins to question everything she was raised to believe.

A richly detailed and nuanced book, one of both humor and depth, understanding and horror, this story explains a complex world that remains an echo of its past, and illuminates the conflict between yesterday's traditions and today's reality.

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Used availability for Eishes Chayil's Hush

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Hardback Editions

September 2010 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Hush
Author(s): Eishes Chayil
ISBN: 0-8027-2088-9 / 978-0-8027-2088-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walker
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Paperback Editions

February 2012 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Hush
Author(s): Eishes Chayil
ISBN: 0-8027-2332-2 / 978-0-8027-2332-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walker Childrens
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Kindle Editions

September 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Hush
Author(s): Eishes Chayil
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
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