Call Number306.8745 P59b
Statement of ResponsibilityAlison Pick.
Creators & ContributorsPick, Alison
Summary"Alison Pick was born in the 1970s and raised in a supportive family. She grew up laughing with her sister and cousins, and doting on her grandparents. Then as a teenager, Alison made a discovery that changed her understanding of her heritage and her own life forever. She learned that her Pick grandparents, who had escaped from Czechoslovakia in the lead-up to the Second World War, were Jewish—and that many of her relatives had died in concentration camps. She also discovered that her own father had not known of this history until a chance encounter when he was in his early twenties—and then he, too, had kept the secret. In her early thirties, engaged to be married but struggling with a crippling depression, Alison slowly and doggedly began to research and uncover her Jewish roots. Eventually she came to realize that her true path forward was to reclaim her history and identity as a Jew. But even then, one seemingly insurmountable problem remained: her mother wasn't Jewish, so technically Alison wasn't either... Alison recounts her struggle with the meaning of faith, her journey to convert to Judaism, her battle with depression, and her path towards accepting the past and embracing the future—including starting a new family of her own." —Book jacket
Physical Description 382 pages ; 22 cm
Publisher[Toronto] : Doubleday Canada
NotesCover title: Between gods: a memoir
RecognitionGifted in 2019 by Shannon LaBelle & Kevin Forbes