After Anatevka: A Novel Inspired by Fiddler on the Roof by Alexandra Silber

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Read After Anatevka: A Novel Inspired by Fiddler on the Roof Online Free - The world knows well the tale of Tevye, the beloved Jewish dairyman from the shtetl Anatevka of Tsarist Russia. In stories originally written by Sholem Aleichem and then made world-famous in the celebrated musical Fiddler on the Roof, Tevye, his wife Golde, and their five daughters dealt with the outside influences that were encroaching upon their humble lives. But what happened to those remarkable characters after the curtain fell?

In After Anatevka, Alexandra Silber picks up where “Fiddler” left off. Second-eldest daughter Hodel takes center stage as she attempts to join her Socialist-leaning fiancé Perchik to the outer reaches of a Siberian work camp. But before Hodel and Perchik can finally be together, they both face extraordinary hurdles and adversaries—both personal and political—attempting to keep them apart at all costs.

A love story set against a backdrop of some of the greatest violence in European history, After Anatevaka is a stunning conclusion to a tale that has gripped audiences around the globe for decades.

Title : After Anatevka: A Novel Inspired by Fiddler on the Roof
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ISBN : 1681774348
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 336 pages


Rachel rated it ★★★★★

May 02, 2017

Memory, she thought, is a sacred place. It is the place where the past is gathered—an inner synagogue where we make meaning of our existence. You know those books that just make you giddy because they are soooooo good and the author is SOOOO smart and you are just happy you live in a world where...

The Library Lady rated it ★☆☆☆☆

July 04, 2017

Oy vey iz mir! Okay, I am not exactly Little Mary Sunshine myself. And I know my history of this period. But I think that zillions of people who have loved the musical "Fiddler on the Roof," will be totally turned off by this story, which is loaded with torture, rape, incest, and general mayhem, a...

Cassidy rated it ★★★★☆

August 20, 2017

I first saw Fiddler on the Roof when I was around 8 or 9 years old. My mom, a longtime lover of musicals who walked down the aisle at her wedding to "Sunrise, Sunset", took me to see my very first live musical when a touring production of Fiddler came to our town. From there, I was hooked--not ju...

Elizabeth rated it ★★★★★

May 15, 2017

I saw Fiddler on the Roof for the very first time last May when it was on Broadway. Before that, I had never truly encountered Fiddler before. I knew "If I was Rich Man" from just being into theater and Broadway but I didn't know the story of Tevye, his family and the little town of Anatevka. But...

Sue rated it ★★★★☆

May 23, 2017

I received a readers copy free from Net Galley. The story of Hodel and Perchik from "Fiddler on the Roof" continues as Hodel follows Perchik into exile. Perchik has been exiled first to Omsk and then imprisoned in Nerchinsk for his revolutionary activities. In the novel we learn of Perchik's backs...

Nicki rated it ★★★★☆

July 01, 2017

After Anatevka is a book sure to delight literary-inclined musical theatre fans. It's clear that Silber has a great passion for the characters; it shows in her wonderful portrayal of them. Two of them, anyway. It may have been a mistake to say "what happened to those remarkable characters" in the...

Mary rated it ★★★★★

June 26, 2017

I received this book through NetGalley. I'm a theater fan and an immigration historian, so Fiddler on the Roof is a favorite. The recent Broadway production really lodged itself in my heart, so when I heard that its Tzeitel, Alexandra Silber, had written a novel about her imagining of the Fiddler...

Emily rated it ★★★★★

July 14, 2017

“I am convinced that what joins all humanity together is our capacity to endure. Endurance is the condition under which we may feel both the glory of our distinctiveness and the depths of our sameness.” Endurance is one of the central themes of Fiddler on the Roof, as the indelible characters stru...

Andrew rated it ★★★★★

August 13, 2017

A simply gorgeous work. I’m an avowed “Fiddler on the Roof” aficionado. I grew up with the world of Anatevka. The characters are very personal to me – they live and breathe. They have souls. My mind has invented many futures for these people once they are dispersed and the curtain falls, and it w...

Monica rated it ★★★★★

July 16, 2017

I saw Miss Silber as Tzeitel on Broadway last year and I was very impressed by her performance, I could see everything that was happening in Tzeitel's mind and a whole deep, intense, true story in her eyes even in scenes where her character wasn't the main focus, it was an amazing theatrical expe...

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