The Origin of Sorrow
by Robert Mayer
In the 1770s, the Jews of Frankfurt are trapped, both physically by the walls of the ghetto within which they must dwell, and in a larger sense by the rules of a society in which they are outcasts, legally debased and barely suffered to live. And yet within those confines they find life, in all its glories and tragedies. This rich novel is filled with real emotion, history, and characters.