Monday, May 30, 2011

Hush by Eishes Chayil

Hush is the story of Gittel and her best friend Devory, who are both growing up in a closed Chassidic community in Brooklyn Park, New York. Seventeen-year-old Gittel tells their story, moving between modern day and the girls' shared childhood. I can't write many details about the book without giving too much away, but suffice it to say this is a powerful book that you won't stop thinking about until you talk to someone else about it. If you don't mind spoilers, or don't plan on reading the book but want to recommend it or order it for your library, click here for the Velveteen Rabbi's full review. Eishes Chayil (a pseudonym which means Women of Valor) has written a book that might save lives in a voice that needs to be heard. Grade 8+