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A Novel

by Miri Sonnenfeld

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Through the Eyes of a Child: A Window on Divorce


Strange things are happening in Chanale's life. The brown suitcase is packed. Ima's voice is tight and her eyes look red. Abba has disappeared and Chanale isn't sure what's going on.

This poignant, gripping novel tells the story of the realities of divorce in a tender, sensitive way, through the eyes of six-year-old Chanale as she navigates a whole new world. Told movingly and simply, this book tugs at the heart and gives plenty of food for thought. What happens when the dollhouse gets rearranged and the Ima and Abba no longer live inside?

A highly contemporary and realistic novel, this is a book that does not disappoint.


  • ITEM #: 5603
  • Dimensions: 6 x 9.2
  • ISBN: 978-1-59826-558-3
  • Weight: 1.9800 lbs
  • Binding: Hard Cover / 504 pages
  • Published by: Feldheim
  • Translated by: Sheindel Weinbach

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  • well written

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    • 6/21/12

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    • a reader

    I haven't finished reading this book but I don't cease to be amazed at the author's ability to get into a kid's shoes and see the world from her perspective. And in a very realistic way. It's definitely an eye-opener, as mentioned previously. The intro mentions a letter written by someone who was upset with the author for bringing up the taboo subject of divorce until her own friend told her that she was thinking of divorcing but upon reading this book realized how difficult it would be for the family and decided to invest in her marriage instead. Pretty powerful stuff.

  • Extremely insightful, eye opening and very depress

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    • 2/27/11

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    • A viewer

    This book is a real eye opener. Growing up in a stable home b"h, this book gave me the opportunity to see what a gehenom these children nebech go through and to appreciate my upbringing. I cried alot reading this book but it was very interesting and extremely well written.

  • yasher koach

    • 2/27/11

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    • A viewer

    (i did not read this book... but seeing the topic i felt compelled to say...)

    Kudos to Miri Sonnenfeld (and feldheim!) for writing about real life issues that face our community. We need these type of voices to create even more understanding, sensitivity, and love towards those who are tested by these traumatic and challenging nisyonos.

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