A Historical Novel
The year is 1916. Ruby Zucker is eager to begin the last leg of her educational journey by joining Miss Parker’s boarding school. Everything has been arranged: A kosher cook has been engaged, and Ruby will be attending semiweekly lessons in Jewish studies at the local Rebbetzin's house. Her fashionable wardrobe has been packed and her ticket booked for the train ride to New Britain, Connecticut. Little does Ruby know what lies in store for her...
Set against the backdrop of the First World War, this mesmerizing historical drama offers a peek into the lives of the upper and lower classes in early 20th-century America. In this coming-of-age story, Ruby and her friends struggle to establish their identities as the country flounders in the maelstrom and confusion of war.
by Esther Malky Neiman