Set in the summer of 1963, this novel is told from the perspective of Norman, 17, a Hebrew scholar hired by a wealthy dysfunctional family to prepare Bayla, 16, for her bat mitzvah. The Hebrew instruction is minimal, but other life lessons are learned in the unlikely relationship these two characters forge. Love, motorcycles and more play a role in this insightful coming of age story.
The Hebrew Tutor of Bel Air by Allan Appel
Reviewed by: Sally Laventure
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