View our catalogue featuring 30+ books about and by Indigenous Peoples in North America

Anansi International

The Marrying of Chani Kaufman

Written by Eve Harris

Published April 05, 2014 | ISBN 9781770894747
FICTION / Jewish

Cover of The Marrying of Chani Kaufman

Regular price $19.95 CAD

384 pages | 8 in × 5.25 in
Print Format

Also Available as an Ebook

About this book

The Marrying of Chani Kaufman

Eve Harris

Reader's Guide ↓ Sample Chapter ↓

Set in the Orthodox Jewish community in North West London, The Marrying of Chani Kaufman is the poignant and humorous story of nineteen-year-old Chani Kaufman and the lead-up to her wedding night.

Nineteen-year-old Chani lives in the ultra-orthodox Jewish community of North West London. She has never had physical contact with a man, but is bound to marry a stranger. The rabbi’s wife teaches her what it means to be a Jewish wife, but Rivka has her own questions to answer. Soon buried secrets, fear, and sexual desire bubble to the surface in a story of liberation and choice; not to mention what happens on the wedding night.

About the Author

Eve Harris

Eve Harris was born to Israeli-Polish parents in Chiswick, West London, in 1973. She taught for twelve years at inner-city schools in London and also in Tel Aviv, after moving to Israel in 1999. She returned to London in 2002 to resume teaching at an all girls’ Catholic school. Her debut Man Booker Prize longlisted novel, The Marrying of Chani Kaufman, was inspired by her final year of teaching at an all girls’ ultra-Orthodox Jewish school in North West London. She lives in London with her husband, Jules, and their daughter Rosie.