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Ragen, Naomi

Works: 37 works in 199 publications in 8 languages and 9,585 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction, American  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Drama 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3568.A4118, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Naomi Ragen
Jephte's daughter by Naomi Ragen( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful Batsheva, pampered daughter of an American Jew, must fulfill her father's promise and become the bride of a Hassidic scholar in a traditional, arranged marriage in Jerusalem. She soon desperately longs for her freedom
The Saturday wife by Naomi Ragen( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful, materialistic Delilah Levy, married to a young rabbi, finds her life beginning to unravel because of the temptations of the modern world and the incessant demands of her husband's congregation, her faith, and her life
The covenant by Naomi Ragen( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her husband and daughter disappear from their violent Jerusalem community, a pregnant Elise Margulies desperately calls her grandmother in America for help and finds herself at the front lines against terrorism
The sisters Weiss by Naomi Ragen( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A powerful new novel of identity, loyalty and true love, from the international bestselling author of The Tenth Song In 1950's Brooklyn, sisters Rose and Pearl Weiss grow up in a loving but strict ultra-Orthodox family, never dreaming of defying their parents or their community's unbending and intrusive demands. Then, a chance meeting with a young French immigrant turns Rose's world upside down, its once bearable strictures suddenly tightening like a noose around her neck. Defiantly, she begins to live a secret life that shocks her family when it is discovered. Out of guilt and an overwhelming desire to be reconciled with those she loves, she finally bows to her parents' demands that she agree to an arranged marriage. But the night before her wedding, she commits an act of defiance so unforgivable it will exile her forever from her innocent young sister, her family, and all she has ever known. Forty years later, pious Pearl's sheltered young daughter Rivka suddenly discovers the truth about the family outcast, her Aunt Rose, now a successful photographer. Inspired, but naive and reckless, she sets off on a dangerous adventure that will stir up the ghosts of the past and alter the future in unimaginable ways for all involved."--
The ghost of Hannah Mendes : a novel by Naomi Ragen( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on 16th century Jews who escaped the Spanish Inquisition by converting to Christianity. It is told through the eyes of two New York sisters, researching their roots in Europe to please their dying grandmother. In the process, the women discover their heritage and each finds love with a man
Sotah by Naomi Ragen( Book )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sotah is the story of beautiful, fragile Dina Reich, a young woman in Jerusalem's ultrareligious haredi enclave who is accused of the community's most unforgivable sin: adultery. The hallmark of the haredim is their adherence to the letter of Jewish law, and they are thus cocooned in tradition and observance. But the law is a double-edged sword that also subjects Dina to a modern version of the biblically ordained public ordeal that will either vindicate or destroy her completely."--Book jacket. "Although Dina was brought up to be an obedient daughter and dutiful wife, she has yearnings - for knowledge, for romance, for excitement - that she knows her life will never satisfy. In her willing but arranged marriage, Dina finds these deeply repressed passions increasingly difficult to ignore. Even her loving and generous husband cannot completely satisfy her, and, eventually, her frustration finds a dangerous outlet in a sudden and intense obsession with a married man. But when the flirtation is exposed by the community's self-appointed vigilantes, Dina is separated from her husband and child and forced to leave the country. In New York City, the freedom and the shallowness of modern American life appall Dina, but they also inspire her to fashion her own tradition, one that will enable her to confront her accusers and reclaim her life."--Book jacket
The Devil in Jerusalem by Naomi Ragen( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Hebrew and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers are admitted to Jerusalem's Hadassah Hospital with horrific injuries. Their mother, a young American heiress, devoutly recites Pslams, refusing to answer any questions. Brought in to investigate, Detective Bina Tzedek follows a winding path that takes her through Jerusalem's Old City, kabbalists, mystical ancient texts, and terrifying cult rituals, until she finally uncovers the shocking truth
The sacrifice of Tamar by Naomi Ragen( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rabbi's wife in New York is raped by a black man, but hides the incident from her husband and they continue sleeping as normal. On becoming pregnant she cannot tell who the father is, so decides against an abortion. The novel traces the consequences. By the author of Sotah
The tenth song by Naomi Ragen( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enjoying lives of privilege and promise while planning a wedding, Abigail and her Harvard law student daughter, Kayla, are shattered by a devastating tragedy that prompts Kayla to run away and join a desert commune
Chains around the grass by Naomi Ragen( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Hebrew and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the 1950's in New York City, this is a portrait of a Jewish-American family that glows with affection, tenderness, and courage when tragedy changes the lives of all who are left behind
Women's minyan by Naomi Ragen( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Hebrew and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tenth song : a novel by Naomi Ragen( )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abigail Samuels has no reason to feel anything but joy on the morning her life falls apart. The epitome of the successful Jewish American woman, she is married to a well-known and respected accountant and is in the middle of planning her daughter Kayla's wedding. But when a heartbroken Kayla runs away to a desert commune run by a charismatic mystic, Abigail rushes to save her, only to find that there is nothing more whole than a broken heart
A woman under suspicion by Naomi Ragen( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kemihah le-ʻeden by Naomi Ragen( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Hebrew and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fille de Jephté roman by Naomi Ragen( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce roman décrit la communauté juive orthodoxe de Jérusalem à travers le destin de Batsheva, fille d'Abraham Ha-Lévi, dernier survivant d'une dynastie de rabbins hassidiques. Mariée à un brillant étudiant du Talmud afin de perpétrer la mission spirituelle de sa famille, elle quitte sa vie luxueuse à Los Angeles pour s'établir à Jérusalem avec cet homme qu'elle connaît à peine. Premier roman
Le silence de Tamar : roman by Naomi Ragen( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'amore violato by Naomi Ragen( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le serment : roman by Naomi Ragen( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Durant l'Intifida, le docteur Margulies et sa fille Ilana se font enlever par une faction du Hamas. Les terroristes exigent l'évacuation des colons de Judée-Samarie et la libération de Palestiniens détenus dans les prisons israéliennes. Léa Helfgott, grand-mère de l'épouse du médecin, décide de faire appel à l'Alliance, un groupe de femmes rencontrées à Auschwitz qui ont juré de s'entraider.--[Memento]
The ghost of Hanna Mendes by Naomi Ragen( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Hebrew and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turning the plowshare into a drill press : kibbutz industries by Naomi Ragen( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The ghost of Hannah Mendes : a novel
Alternative Names
Naomi Ragen Amerikaans schrijfster

Ragen, Naʿomi

Ragen, Naʿomi 1949-

Ragen Noʿ 1949-....

Regen, Noʿomī

נעמי רגן סופרת ישראלית

רגן, נעמי

רגן, נעמי, 19..-....

רגן נעמי 1949-....

English (123)

Hebrew (30)

French (11)

Italian (10)

German (3)

Dutch (1)

Swedish (1)

Finnish (1)

The Saturday wifeThe covenantThe ghost of Hannah Mendes : a novelSotahThe sacrifice of TamarThe tenth songChains around the grassWomen's minyanThe tenth song : a novel