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Book of Rachel

A novel by

Winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award 2010

A gripping story of a lone Jewish woman battling land sharks to keep her community alive

Rachel lives alone by the sea. Her children have long migrated to Israel as have her Bene Israel Jew neighbours. Taking care of the local synagogue and preparing exquisite traditional Jewish dishes sustains Rachel's hope of seeing the community come together again at a future time. When developers make moves to acquire the synagogue and its surrounding land, Rachel's vehement opposition takes the synagogue committee and the town by surprise.
Written with warmth and humour, Book of Rachel is a captivating tale of a woman's battle to live life on her own terms. Continuing the saga of the unique Bene Israel Jews in India, it adds to Esther David's reputation as a writer of grace and power.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

February 2006 : USA Hardback

Title: Book of Rachel
Author(s): Esther David
ISBN: 0-670-05866-1 / 978-0-670-05866-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Global
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Paperback Editions

July 2018 : UK Paperback

Title: Book Of Rachel
Author(s): David Esther
ISBN: 0-14-344453-0 / 978-0-14-344453-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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July 2018 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Book of Rachel
Author(s): Esther David
Publisher: Penguin
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