Ellie Gold Is An Orthodox Jewish Teenager Living In Toronto In The Late Eighties Ellie Has No Doubts About Her Strict Religious Upbringing Until She Falls In Love With Another Girl At Her Grandmother S Cottage Aware That Homosexuality Clashes With Jewish Observance, Ellie Feels Forced To Either Alter Her Sexuality Or Leave Her Community Meanwhile, Ellie S Mother, Chana, Becomes Convinced She Has A Messianic Role To Play, And Her Sister, Neshama, Chafes Against The Restrictions Of Her Faith Ellie Is Afraid There Is No Way To Be Both Gay And Jewish, But Her Mother And Sister Offer Alternative Concepts Of God That Help Ellie Find A Place For Herself As A Queer Jew
Leanne Lieberman is the author of five YA books including Gravity a Sydney Taylor Notable Book , and Lauren Yanofsky Hates The Holocaust Her latest YA book is The Most Dangerous Thing, about a girl who coping with depression and anxiety Leanne also writes adult fiction and is working on a novel entitled Unsettled Leanne is a graduate of The University of Windsor s MA in in Creative Writing.
- 245 pages
- Leanne Lieberman
- 23 July 2019 Leanne Lieberman