The Newcomers by Lily Poritz Miller

The Newcomers by Lily Poritz MillerThe book at Amazon and on Kindle

This short novel tells the poignant story of Sara Hoffman, a recently widowed mother who brings her family from Cape Town, South Africa to live in a small New England town. Her brother, Meyer, sponsors the family and is lauded by the community for his “charitable efforts.” Sara and Meyer have been estranged, but since they have lost all their family in Eastern Europe they wish to reconcile. Sara works hard to provide for her family but it is a hard adjustment for her and the children to fit into their new place…

Read Miriam Bradman Abrahams’ review at the Jewish Book Council

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