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The matchmaker's gift : a novel / Lynda Cohen Loigman.

"Is finding true love a calling or a curse? Even as a child in 1910, Sara Glikman knows her gift: she is a maker of matches and a seeker of soulmates. But among the pushcart-crowded streets of New York's Lower East Side, Sara's vocation is dominated by devout older men-men who see a talented female matchmaker as a dangerous threat to their traditions and livelihood. After making matches in secret for more than a decade, Sara must fight to take her rightful place among her peers, and to demand the recognition she deserves. Two generations later, Sara's granddaughter, Abby, is a successful Manhattan divorce attorney, representing the city's wealthiest clients. When her beloved Grandma Sara dies, Abby inherits her collection of handwritten journals recording the details of Sara's matches. But among the faded volumes, Abby finds more questions than answers. Why did Abby's grandmother leave this library to her and what did she hope Abby would discover within its pages? Why does the work Abby once found so compelling suddenly feel inconsequential and flawed? Is Abby willing to sacrifice the career she's worked so hard for in order to keep her grandmother's mysterious promise to a stranger? And is there really such a thing as love at first sight?"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781250278098
  • ISBN: 1250278090
  • Physical Description: 306 pages : map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, [2022]
Subject: Dating services > Fiction.
Arranged marriage > Fiction.
Grandmothers > Fiction.
Women lawyers > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Immigrants > United States > Fiction.
Jewish women > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > History > 1898-1951 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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  • 3 of 4 copies available at York County Libraries.


  • 1 current hold with 4 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Martin Library Adults LOI Fiction (Text) 33454005891122 Reading Room Balcony Checked Out 12/11/2023
Paul Smith Library of Southern York County Adults LOI Fiction (Text) 34318001211354 Adult Area Available -
Paul Smith Library of Southern York County Adults LOI Fiction (Text) 34318001211669 Adult Area Available -
Village Library Adults LOI Fiction (Text) 34215000642458 Main Room Available -

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