Tikkun Magazine



Sailing in Kansas: An American Jewish Memoir

SAILING IN KANSAS:
AN AMERICAN
JEWISH MEMOIR
by Kathy Green
White Poppy Press, 2012

Kathy Green’s memoir takes us to the Jewish experience of Kansas in the 1950s. It also explores how her family of German Jews processed their own memories of the decades leading up to the Holocaust. As a result, this book is both a valuable historical document and an engaging personal story with striking resonance for many Jews who assimilated into American life and participated in the celebration of U.S. fantasies about this nation and the world. The book’s recounting of Green’s path to a spiritually rich Judaism is one of the many dimensions that make this book an excellent read. Find it at sailinginkansas.com.

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