Heart of a Wife


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Chapter 1 Newlywed Bliss, Newlywed Optimism (1909-1911) Chapter 2 Hard Times among the Flat Dwellers (1911-1913) Chapter 3 At "Home," at War, the Roaring Twenties-and Alice (1913-1925) Chapter 4 Pioneering in Miami (1925-1929) Chapter 5 Like Not Eating Ham (1930-1946) Chapter 6 A War to Hate, a Grandson to Love (1934-1946)


Intriguing. Fascinating. Helen Jacobus Apte provides us with a sensual, moving record of what it wa slike to be a Southern Jewish woman in the first half of the twentieth century. -- Alfred Uhry, author of Driving Miss Daisy and The Last Night of Ballyhoo
A sizzling portrait of a Southern Jewish woman: self-educated, nurtured on novels, poetry, and the classics, caught in a lifelong struggle between duty and desire. For forty years, Helen Jacobus Apte wrote in he rdiary from every compass point of the heart. Her rich inner life glistens through her grandson's deft and subtle editing. -- Dale Rosengarten, curator, Jewish Heritage Collection, College of Charleston
Apte displays the gifts of a first-rate memoirist: a contemplative, probing mind; an impassioned, often elegant prose; Austenesque powers of social observation; and a self-analytic bent tempered by an awareness of a wider world and wry humor. * The New York Times Book Review *

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