A dazzling novel of mothers and daughters, stories told and untold. Gabriela’s mother Luna is the most beautiful woman in all of Jerusalem, though ever since Gabriela can remember, the two have struggled to connect. Desperate to understand their relationship, Gabriela pieces together the stories of her family’s previous generations—from Great-Grandmother Mercada the renowned healer, to Grandma Rosa who cleaned houses for the English, to Luna who had the nicest legs in Jerusalem. Set against the Golden Age of Hollywood, the dark days of World War II, and the swingin’ ’70s, The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem follows generations of women as they forge their own paths through times of dramatic change. With great humor and heart, a powerful story of love and forgiveness.+ More... - Less...
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