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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0684814862, Hardcover)The Jewish gift book of the year! Never before issued as a complete novella in English, this is Sholom Aleichem's elliptical tale of a love that cannot be, exquisitely rendered by the world's leading translator of the Yiddish master--and beautifully illustrated by an award-winning artist. 15 watercolors.
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A boy's tender love for the daughter of his brother, a girl his age. Shimek's shyness is so acute he can only communicate his heart by noting the ways of nature and quoting from the biblical "Song of Songs." First English translation of an illustrated 1910 novel evoking the lost world of Eastern European Jewry.
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