Union Square

Taking up where her celebrated Rivington Street left off, Meredith Tax's Union Square brims over with the passions and struggles of five indomitable women: Hannah Levy, the Russian immigrant matriarch; Sarah, a communist organizer who sides with the union--and against her Bolshevik husband--in opposing the Hitler-Stalin pact; Ruby, who covertly undercuts her department store magnate husband's business with her own clothing designs; Rachel, a wealthy widow dedicated to bohemian life and the pleasures of the Jazz Age; and Rachel's sister-in-law, Tish, a lesbian expatriate who seeks sexual and artistic fulfillment in the salons of Paris and Weimar Germany.

Gutsy and engrossing, Union Square paints a complex, believable picture of the tumultuous years between the end of the First World War and the eve of the Second.

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Reviews and Press

Publishers Weekly, Aug. 12, 1988

https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-688-05069-6

Ferenc Feher, “Revenir a la Maison,” Lettre Internationale, Autumn 1988, p. 49

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Lillian Robinson, “Uptown, Downtown,” Women’s Review of Books, Jan. 1989

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Eden Ross Lipson, “Downtown, Where the Action Was,” New York Times Book Review, Jan. 1, 1989

http://www.nytimes.com/1989/01/01/books/downtown-where-the-action-was.html

Lee Soble, “’Union Square’ Looks at US Jews’ Failure in Holocaust,” Beverly Hills Today, Jan. 13/14/15, 1989

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Gloria Goldreich, “Up from Rivington Street,” Jewish Week, Jan. 27, 1989

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Elayne Rapping, “PBS Meets Knots Landing,” The Nation, April 10, 1989

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Kathryn Ruth Bloom, “Union Square,” Hadassah Magazine, 1989 n.d.

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Joanna Briscoe, “Feminists Fatals,” Guardian, Feb. 1, 1990

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