This Is Not A Love Story: A Memoir

Paperback | July 26, 2016

byJudy Brown

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"An instant classic.... With echoes of Scout Finch, the feisty Menuchah guides readers on an unforgettable journey." --Leah Vincent, author ofCut Me Loose.

In this tender and hilarious memoir of an ultraorthodox girlhood, Judy Brown reveals a closed world, a loving family, a troubled brother, and the lore and faith that have sustained her people for generations.

But what happens when a young woman in this community starts asking questions: Why isn't she supposed to talk to gentiles? Why should a nice girl never wear denim? And if God performed all those miracles in the desert, why can't He cure her brother of his strange and frightening affliction?

With warmth, honesty, and razor-sharp humor, Judy Brown tells the story of a family whose faith and fierce love for each other pulls them through their darkest time.

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"An instant classic.... With echoes of Scout Finch, the feisty Menuchah guides readers on an unforgettable journey." --Leah Vincent, author ofCut Me Loose.In this tender and hilarious memoir of an ultraorthodox girlhood, Judy Brown reveals a closed world, a loving family, a troubled brother, and the lore and faith that have sustained h...

Judy Brown wrote the controversial novelHush--a finalist for the 2011 Sydney Taylor Award for outstanding book on the Jewish experience--under a pseudonym because of feared backlash from theChassidic world. Brown's identity has since been revealed and she has left Chassidism. She has been profiled inThe New York Times Magazineand has w...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:July 26, 2016Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:031640070X

ISBN - 13:9780316400701

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"Vividly capturing the voice of her younger self, Brown portrays an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community marked by piety, prejudice, and superstition, and her loving family roiled by the mystifying, often terrifying, affliction of her younger brother.... A tender story gently told."--Kirkus Reviews