Almonds and Raisins by Maisie Mosco

Almonds and Raisins
ISBN 0340590270
  • Author:
    Maisie Mosco
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    Almonds and Raisins
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    Hodder & Stoughton Ltd; New Ed edition (June 17, 1993)
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    1987 kb
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When an Austrian family and a Russian family meet in England before World War I, they form a powerful friendship that shapes the lives of three generations of descendants

It's a good story, which i believe is part one of three books. I am not Jewish, but that made it more enjoyable because it taught me some things I had not known before (even though I do have Jewish friends).
Another good book by Maisie
Excellent, thank you
Yellow Judge
This story begins with Russian Jewish immigrants to Manchester in 1905, destitute and desperate, and ends twenty years later after they have gained a measure of affluence, setting the stage for the next four books. (Scattered Seed, Children's Children, Out of the Ashes, and New Beginnings) Maisie Mosco is a simply AMAZING author and I wish there was more information about her available vis-a-vis the internet.
This book is the story of a Jewish family and the trials and tribulations that they experienced at the turn of the century in Manchester, England. It is a very moving story and I enjoyed it very much
Golden freddi
I don't know what book the previous reviewer read, but this book is about two families of Jewish immigrants in the early twentieth century in England.

The story moves fast, has lots of surprises, and it told with a good deal of dialogue. It feels much shorter than 460-some pages. But be forewarned, you're going to want to read the next book in the series (Scattered Seeds) right away, because not everything is resolved at the end of this book.

It's almost addictive reading about the people and their decisions and hardships. Sometimes a character makes a decision, and you think, "No! This will ruin your life!!!" But will it? In this book people and decisions are more complex than simple morality sketches.

Difficult problems aren't ignored. When David, the one family's oldest son, is forced to leave school at age 13 because there's another child coming along and the family needs the money, you want to weep for the bright boy and his broken dreams. David and his mother are the main characters in this story, because they are so influential to the other characters, and the story's momentum.

By the end, about 20 years have passed. The family has gone from sleeping on a kind host family's floor to living in middle-class dwellings instead of their former poor, inner-city home. The eldest son runs a factory, and the youngest son is studying at medical school.

But there are still struggles to overcome, namely, the depression, and a rising tide of anti-Semitism hinting darkly at the edges of Europe and London. Also, a large question is left unanswered about the youngest son and an important decision he must make about his future.

This story is a powerful one about the ties of family, the obligations and debts that people owe or think they owe, and how people deal with difficult times and problems. It's also a loving story about two families who in many ways are one. I didn't want it to end.

I felt like I met the characters in person, and they invited me over for tea and Sachertorte. This story helped me better understand what life must have been like for Jewish immigrants. Although it gives you a deeper understanding of Judiasm, you definitely don't have to be Jewish to enjoy this story. You just have to know what it's like to be human.
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I loved all these books many years ago, read the whole series-- and I'm so excited to see them finally available for Kindle! The printed books are older and few and far between, but now a whole new audience can appreciate this wonderful story.
There are a few typos in the Kindle version, but not enough to make me quit reading--still warrants a 5 star rating, as the typos aren't the authors fault.
I gave my books to some friends to read and they were never returned. Now, I am finding it difficult to acquire Almonds and Raisins along with the complete series of Maisie Mosco books. I read the books back in the 90's and would like to re-read them on my Kindle. I see they are not available for Kindle but also not even available (at a decent price) through
Please publish for Kindle reading!!!