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Joshua: A Brooklyn Tale [Kindle Edition]

Andrew Kane
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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"Against a backdrop of racial tensions and spanning four decades, Joshua: A Brooklyn Tale explores the entanglements of three lives: Joshua Eubanks, a young black man struggling to overcome the crime, drugs, and despair of the streets; Rachel Weissman, daughter of a Hassidic rabbi, wrestling pangs of rebelliousness against the insular and restrictive practices of her religion; and Paul Sims, the product of a privileged Long Island Jewish family, yearning to escape his troubled past.

Joshua first encounters Rachel in the local synagogue, where he works as an assistant to the custodian. Over the years their bond intensifies, though their lives diverge. Rachel aspires to be a doctor, but surrenders to a strict Hasidic life, thus leaving her unfulfilled. Paul leaves his home to find solace in the Hasidic enclave of Crown Heights.

From different worlds and unaware they share a father, Joshua and Paul see their lives collide in a quest for Rachel’s love. Through these and other challenges, culminating with the 1991 Crown Heights riots, Joshua explores the tensions between two communities in close physical proximity, but still worlds apart. Through Joshua, Rachel, and Paul, a vision of hope is offered, but is tempered by the reality of human ignorance and tragedy."

About the Author

Andrew Kane is the author of the novel Rabbi, Rabbi. He holds a PhD in psychology from Yeshiva University and is a clinical psychologist in private practice. He lives in New York with his wife, Debbie, and their two children.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 757 KB
  • Print Length: 484 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: AbbottPress (7 Dec. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006LO1RF6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #47,188 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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I was recommended to read this book and after reading the reviews here I purchased it. I usually finish a book of this length in less than 3 days (quicker if I am on holiday). This particular book took the best part of a fortnight (including 5 days in Spain). It is not a difficult read - just monotonous. The characters were very one dimensional; it was as if the author had come across the story of the Hasidic/Black conflict and wanted to create a story around the facts. Sadly this made the human side of the history very dry and not particularly believable. However I do now have a greater knowledge of the conflict of that period.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 2 Aug. 2013
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book, in fact it was one of those tales that I didn't want to end! Beautifully written, an amazing story and a book I would highly recommend.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Joshua a Brooklyn Tale 12 Jun. 2014
By doddy
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Its a reall good read,enjoyed it and recomended it to friends.I have.never read Andrew Kanes books before but will again.
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3.0 out of 5 stars easy read 4 Jun. 2014
By cg35
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This is a sweet book dealing with some difficult racial issues woven into a lovely story of life, love and loss. Easy to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book 3 Jun. 2014
By Mrs A.
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Well written - couldn't put it down great story very sad in parts but loved it - a must read
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5.0 out of 5 stars a very good read 24 April 2014
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Enjoyable story set in New York. Follows the journey of Joshua as he goes through life and the difficulties and prejudice he faces.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Star 1 April 2014
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This book, by a writer I was not familiar with, is the very best novel I have read for many a year. No absolute heroes and no complete anti-heroes, but in no way that dreadful modern politically correct blandness. I actually cried several times, and the characterisation of both the Habadnik and Black communities was very good. A tragic story, yet still a hope for redemption.
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4.0 out of 5 stars My opinion 31 Mar. 2014
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I haven't read much of this book yet but liked it from the first page. Hope that my opinion doesn't change as I read on but it is easy reading and is holding my interest. A page turner!!
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