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.
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
September 24, 2017
Alexandra Silber has gone to a dark place in this novel, but her protagonists have gone to an equally dark place - Siberia. However a she matches that darkness with great passion and a profound love that rescues them from what would otherwise be unbearable. She writes with great intelligence and...
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...
October 09, 2017
After reading 90% of this book I quit. I had had enough and wished I'd stopped reading sooner. I don't always have to have happy endings, but an unhappy ending has to have some redeeming quality or really good reason for it. This book was really depressing and didn't show any promise of a good/ha...
September 21, 2017
I've been in love with Perchik for as long as I can remember. This book wrecked me. In the best way.
Would I have loved a happy ending? Sure!! They deserve a happy ending. But let's face it, precious few in their situation would have had one. This book gives you an honest, ugly, scary look at wha...