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The Blood Lie Shirley Reva Vernick

The Blood Lie

Shirley Reva Vernick

Published
ISBN : 9781933693842
Hardcover
141 pages
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September 22, 1928, Massena, New York. Jack Pools sixteenth birthday. Hes been restless lately, especially during this season of more-times-at-the-synagogue than you can shake a stick at. If it wasnt Rosh Hashanah, then it was Yom Kippur, and ifMoreSeptember 22, 1928, Massena, New York. Jack Pools sixteenth birthday. Hes been restless lately, especially during this season of more-times-at-the-synagogue than you can shake a stick at. If it wasnt Rosh Hashanah, then it was Yom Kippur, and if it wasnt Yom Kippur, it was the Sabbath. But temples good for some things. It gives him lots of time to daydream about a beautiful but inaccessible Gentile girl named Emaline. And if she isnt on his mind, then hes thinking about his music and imagining himself playing the cello with the New York Philharmonic. Yup, music is definitely his ticket out of this remote whistle-stop town—he doesnt want to be stuck here one more minute. But he doesnt realize exactly how stuck he is until Emalines little sister Daisy goes missing and he and his family are accused of killing her for a blood sacrifice.Blood Lie was inspired by a real blood libel that took place when a small girl disappeared from Massena, New York, in 1928, and an innocent Jewish boy was called a murderer.