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The Resource Hidden star, a novel by Corinne Joy Brown

Hidden star, a novel by Corinne Joy Brown

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Hidden star
Title
Hidden star
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Corinne Joy Brown
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Language
eng
Summary
"Imagine awakening to a new reality of who you are, revealing a hidden past that has shaped your family{u2019}s history for centuries. Fact, not fiction, this experience has been shared by thousands of descendants of Sephardic Jews who fled Spain and Portugal in the 15th and 16th centuries, seeking safe haven from the ruthless Spanish Inquisition. Many had already converted to Catholicism, but learned that conversion was not enough to save their lives. They established new communities throughout the world, living as Catholics on the outside, but guarding a precious Jewish heritage in secret, an observance reduced over time to mere ritual and custom. Meet a modern day member of New Mexico{u2019}s northern Hispanic settlements who finds a new truth about herself and her family in the unexpected tumult of her life. The disappearance of her two children leads her on an inner journey and an outer one, into the past and toward a newly imagined future where she can finally choose how she wants to live and who she wants to be. Hidden Star was inspired by the emergence of Spanish Catholics and Protestants in Mexico, Texas and the American Southwest, who believe they have Jewish roots. Today, many have thoughts of return, or have already begun the process. A work of fiction, this book was inspired by interviews with actual descendants, plus events that shaped this culture{u2019}s history, and suggests that in an era of religious freedom, we{u2019}re more alike than different {u2013} whatever our heritage, we want a better world."-- Back cover
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CoLwJCPL
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Label
Hidden star, a novel by Corinne Joy Brown
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm83655501
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xviii, 264 pages
Isbn
9781460275788
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Hidden star, a novel by Corinne Joy Brown
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm83655501
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xviii, 264 pages
Isbn
9781460275788
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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