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The Puttermesser papers (1997)
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0679777393, Paperback)Fans of Cynthia Ozick are likely already familiar with Ruth Puttermesser, whose highly educated, unlucky-in-love but rather mystical existence as a Jewish woman in New York City has been chronicled in previously published stories appearing occasionally through the years. The Puttermesser Papers collects the old stories, along with several new ones, combined to create a funny and surreal picaresque narrative, touching upon Puttermesser's job at a blueblood law firm, her creation and intellectual sparring with the golem she makes out of soil from her flowerpots, her term as mayor of New York, her own death by murder, and beyond.
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A rollicking extravaganza on Ruth Puttermesser, a woman lawyer who with the help of a genie becomes mayor of New York. Her real ambition, however, is to be a mother, but for that she has to wait until she is murdered and goes to heaven, where she meets the child's father. By the author of The Shawl.
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