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Author Teitelman, Judith, author.

Title Guesthouse for Ganesha : a novel / Judith Teitelman.

Publication Info. Berkeley, CA : She Writes Press, 2019.
1 hold on first copy returned of 1 copy


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC TEITELMAN,J    DUE 10-19-20
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Description 343 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "In 1923, seventeen-year-old Esther Grünspan arrives in Köln 'with a hardened heart as her sole luggage.' Thus begins a twenty-two-year journey, woven against the backdrops of the European Holocaust and the Kali Yuga (Hindu 'Age of Darkness'), in search of sanctuary. Throughout her travails, using cunning and shrewdness, Esther relies on her masterful tailoring skills to help mask her Jewish heritage, navigate war-torn Europe, and emigrate to India. Esther's traveling companion and the novel's narrator is Ganesha, the elephant-headed Hindu God worshipped by millions for his abilities to destroy obstacles, bestow wishes, and avenge evils. Impressed by Esther's deep---though unconscious---understanding of the meaning and purpose of love, Ganesha, with compassion, insight, and poetry, chooses to highlight her story because he recognizes that it is everyone's story. Weaving Eastern beliefs and perspectives with Western realities and pragmatism, Guesthouse for Ganesha is a tale of love, loss, and spirit reclaimed."--Page 4 of cover.
Subject Jewish women -- Fiction.
Gạneśa (Buddhist deity) -- Fiction.
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