Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home by Leah Lax

Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home

byLeah Lax

Kobo ebook | August 28, 2015

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Writers' League of Texas Discovery Award

Wordwrite Award

Finalist: Pirate's Alley Faulkner Prize, May Sarton Award, Independent Publisher Book Award, Chautauqua Prize

a Redbook Magazine and Good Housekeeping Best of the Year

Houston Chronicle #1 Pick

Uncovered is the first memoir to tell of a gay woman leaving the Hasidic fold. Told in understated, crystalline prose, Lax begins her story as a young teen leaving her liberal, secular home to become a Hasidic Jew, then plumbs the nuances of her arranged marriage, fundamentalist faith, and Hasidic motherhood, as her creative, sexual, and spiritual longings shimmer beneath the surface.

Title:Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came HomeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 28, 2015Publisher:She Writes PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:163152996X

ISBN - 13:9781631529962


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Memoir I received this book from the Publisher via NetGalley.com in exchange for a honest review. Uncovered is Leah's story of how she became free of her past and learned to live how she was meant to. Leah left her home as a teenager to live life as a Hasidic Jew only to discover 30 years later that she is living a lie. From her arranged marriage in her early 20's to a man that doesn't show affection, to her having 7 wonderful children and finally discovering that life has no boundaries once you let go of all the rules and be who you are meant to be. This book is a eye opening into Hasidic Jews and all of their customs and rules that they have to abide by. Leah had gone through her life living what is expected of her and I can only hope that she can be who she wants now living a free life. Thank You to Leah Lax for sharing your story to the whole world!
Date published: 2015-09-17