[Book Review] #ShalomBayis by Penina Shtauber

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By Penina Shtauber

Shalom Bayis is the Jewish religious concept of peace and harmony between husband and wife in the home. #ShalomBayis is a collection of short stories about married couples trying to practice this concept with varying degrees of success and failure. This is the second book is Shtauber’s #ShidduchCrisis series.

Shtauber is a fantastic short story writer. This collection provides a wide variety of perspectives and experiences; each voice is completely unique. Orthodox marriage customs are presented in a way that makes them relatable and approachable. Shtauber does an excellent job of presenting an emotional range. The stories in this collection are a nice mix of lighthearted humor, resentment, anxiety which keeps the reader moving from one story to the next.

This is a perfect book for a one-sitting read on a quiet afternoon.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Penina is a storyteller. She sees, creates, and devises stories from the world around her through text and visuals. Her art is the art of narrative, whether expressed through photography, videography, creative writing, or performance. She also helps others find their voices to tell their stories. Born in New York City, Penina holds a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.

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