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A good read Not literary, but weighty It s somewhat of a family saga, about a Jewish immigrant woman in the early 20th century and how difficult it is for her being a lesbian during that time It alternates with her granddaughter s also a lesbian story from the 1970s, so there s a bit of suspense as you wonder how the characters from the older story turned into the versions of themselves you see later But mostly the plot has only a few dramatic moments and is about the arc of a life and his A good read Not literary, but weighty It s somewhat of a family saga, about a Jewish immigrant woman in the early 20th century and how difficult it is for her being a lesbian during that time It alternates with her granddaughter s also a lesbian story from the 1970s, so there s a bit of suspense as you wonder how the characters from the older story turned into the versions of themselves you see later But mostly the plot has only a few dramatic moments and is about the arc of a life and history I really enjoyed this book It s an epic story, told through characters who mattered to me Vera s Will spans the twentieth century and three generations, taking us from Russian pogroms to immigrant struggles, from family ravaing homophobia to GLBT resistance Ettinger s prose is direct and strong Her story is rich with social and cultural detail, alive with generously drawn characters, and unflinching in its political passion. Finally finished this book While the story was quite engaging, I had trouble following the plot line remembering the characters Perhaps the difficulties stemmed from the fact that I was reading it on Kindle Finally finished this book While the story was quite engaging, I had trouble following the plot line remembering the characters Perhaps the difficulties stemmed from the fact that I was reading it on Kindle .Free E-pub ♗ Vera's Will ⚇ LIBRARY JOURNAL STARRED REVIEW It was Easter Monday when five year old Vitka Resnikoff first experienced the evil spawned by ignorance and prejudice The pogrom that tore through Kishinev, Russia, destroyed her Jewish neighborhood, the enraged mob burning, raping, and killing Ten years later, what s left of her family has immigrated to New Jersey When orphaned cousin Mary moves in with the Resnikoffs now Resnicks and young Vitka now Vera falls in love for the first time, Vera faces a different sort of hatred Decades later, another Mary comes along, Vera s granddaughter, who shares qualities than blood with her grandmotherRDICT Longtime LGBTQ activist Ettinger has fashioned a powerful, superbly written saga that spans three generations and a century The parallel stories of Vera and her granddaughter spotlight the challenges faced by women who love women, but there is an even wider focus here Through her lifetime, Vera witnesses the Holocaust, the Israeli Palestinian conflict, the civil rights era, the counterculture of the s, the gay liberation movement, and This debut novel, in essence, presents the history of oppression and liberation in the th century told through the voices of two women, one hopelessly silenced, one forever speaking out A breathtaking achievement Jeanne Bogino, New Lebanon Lib NYA novel of tremendous insight, and tremendous import Vera s Will is not only a deeply moving book, but a gift, and a kind of rescueJustin Torres, author of We the AnimalsEttinger s captivating story is rich with social and cultural detail, alive with generously drawn characters, and unflinching in its political passionEllen Meeropol, author of On Hurricane IslandVera s Will is a beautifully written family saga with a twist that tells the parallel stories of a woman and her granddaughter who are both lesbian One is a story of self sacrifice, the other is a story of liberation the author s great gift is to show us how they intertwine Michael Nava, author of The City of Palaces