THE SISTERS WEISS
Like Chaim Potok, Ragen focuses on faith, family and the desire for artistic freedom as she builds a bridge between past and present. Her clear prose allows her characters to leap from the pages and readers to sympathize with them and com- pletely understand their motivations. By delving into the religious (Hasidic) community she exposes the sisters’ struggle between their faith and longing for the freedom to express themselves as women. This is a story many women of different faiths can connect with as they struggle to find their personal heaven.