The Shmooze: The Yiddish Book Center's podcast

Ripped Away

Award-winning author Shirley Vernick joins The Shmooze to talk about Ripped Away, her latest book, which is based on real historical events, including the Jack the Ripper crimes, the inquests, and the accusations against immigrants. The story’s main character, Abe Pearlman, wanders into fortune teller’s shop for a little diversion. The fortune teller reveals that Abe may be able to save someone’s life— and from there readers time travel to the world of Jewish Victorian London.

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