Ann Birstein

The Rabbi of Forty-Seventh Street

The exuberant story of Bernard Birstein--his immigrant travels and travails in America and his rabbinical adventures in the heart of Broadway.

"A delightful biography of the author's father." --The New Yorker

Selected Works

Nonfiction
Fiction
It's the mid-1970's, a time of political and social turmoil. Watergate is on everybody's mind, and the women's movement is the subject of much contention.
"Ann Birstein writes with such fluidity that her novel seems to end only moments after it has begun." --New York Times
Autobiography
"A delicious, readable memoir about the fortunes of a beautiful, intelligent woman in an era when beautiful, intelligent women had no rights." --Erica Jong
Biography
"A delightful biography of the author's father." --The New Yorker