Bagels and Grits: A Jew on the Bayou

Paperback | October 24, 2013

byJennifer Moses

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When Jennifer Anne Moses moved from a comfortable life in East Coast Jewish society to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she volunteered at an AIDS hospice and rediscovered a profound commitment to her Jewish faith.

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When Jennifer Anne Moses moved from a comfortable life in East Coast Jewish society to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she volunteered at an AIDS hospice and rediscovered a profound commitment to her Jewish faith.Outstanding Book, selected by the American Association of School LibrariansBest Books for Regional Special Interests, selected by th...

Jennifer Anne Moses is a writer now living in Montclair, New Jersey. Her essays, reporting, reviews, and travel and opinion pieces have appeared frequently in the New York Times, Washington Post, Atlanta Journal Constitution, and Salon. She is the author of Visiting Hours, Food and Whine, Just Give Me One Piece of Gum, and Songs You Ca...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:180 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:October 24, 2013Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299224449

ISBN - 13:9780299224448

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Table of Contents

1 With God in Baton Rouge
2 The Dancing Widow
3 Dr. God
4 Hebrew on the Bayou
5 Holy Ghost
6 The Memory Books
7 Glimpses
8 Afterward
9 Kaddish
10 Coming of Age in Baton Rouge
11 Where They Landed
12 God’s Arms Are Very Long
13 Signs
Postscript: After the Storm

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"Moses's prose is lyrical and fresh. . . . After finishing this book, readers may wish they could sit down over a bagel and grits and visit with her."—Publishers Weekly