One Is Not A Lonely Number

One Is Not A Lonely Number

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Overview

Thirteen-year-old Talia Shumacher is the only child of a wealthy orthodox couple, known for their hospitality. As Talia becomes a teenager, her parents' open-door policy begins to irritate her. When Gabrielle Markus, an eccentric twenty-three-year old ballet dancer shows up one day, Talia's life is turned upside down. Convinced that Gabrielle is harboring a secret, Talia and her friends set out to uncover it. Along the way, Talia must deal with the loneliness she feels as an only child living in a religious community that celebrates large families. In discovering Gabrielle's secret, Talia discovers secrets about herself and her parents. Talia's gift for math and her unusual way of thinking about numbers is woven into the story along with themes of friendship, individuality, and acceptance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780984162420
Publisher: YM Books
Publication date: 06/09/2010
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.12(h) x 1.04(d)
Age Range: 10 - 16 Years

About the Author

Evelyn Krieger, the oldest of six children, grew up in Detroit, Michigan. As a child, she entertained her friends with imaginative stories and dance performances. The inspiration for her first poem came in the middle of the night when she was just eight years old. Evelyn has been writing ever since, and her essays and stories have won numerous awards. After years of serious ballet study, and later earning her master's degree from Harvard, Evelyn worked as a reading teacher, private tutor, and dance teacher. Today, she is a writer, learning specialist, and a homeschooling mom. Evelyn lives with her family in the Boston area.

What People are Saying About This

Melissa Schorr

A "four matzah-ball" read! As nourishing as a bowl of chicken soup, Evelyn Krieger's debut novel about one Orthodox girl's faith, family and friendships will warm your heart and soul. Ultimately, One Is Not A Lonely Number makes for good company--and adds up to a satisfying read. -- (Melissa Schorr, author of Goy Crazy)

Stephanie Wellen Levine

A highly engaging, enjoyable read. Krieger offers a realistic look at Orthodox Jewish life, and she has created a charming protagonist in Talia Schumacher. This book should attract readers from within the Orthodox world and far beyond: it's accessible to outsiders, and insiders will recognize aspects of their lives that rarely appear in fiction. --(Stephanie Wellen Levine, Author of Mystics, Mavericks, and Merrymakers: An Intimate Journey Among Hasidic Girls)

Yael Resnick

Talia is a young teenage girl who cares about things that really matter (friends, family... and math!) and who is also funny, insightful, and very real. Readers of all backgrounds will relate to Talia's struggles to understand others and ultimately to appreciate her own uniqueness. --(Yael Resnick, Publisher, Natural Jewish Parenting)

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