The Shmooze: The Yiddish Book Center's podcast

The Corset Maker by Annette Libeskind Berkovits

Annette Libeskind Berkovits visited with The Shmooze to talk about her latest book, The Corset Maker. The novel tells the story of a Parisian count, a Moroccan arms smuggler, and an orphaned Spanish boy who test the convictions and tug at the heart of Rifka Berg, a young Jewish corsetiere from Warsaw. The Corset Maker is inspired by Annette Libeskind Berkovits’s mother and her close friends, all women of immense courage and integrity. Rifka’s personal struggles and dilemmas go to the heart of the major ethical issues and challenges of our times.

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