With her stories of Hasidic life and her grasp of its mystical traditions of numerology, golems and the supernatural, Ms. Abraham has been compared to Cynthia Ozick and Isaac Bashevis Singer.
— New York Times
|“Pearl Abraham’s The Seventh Beggar is an amazingly poignant and aesthetically accurate completion of the most enigmatic of Nachman of Bratslav’s tales. Rabbi Nachman listened for God’s voice in the void and was frighteningly honest as to how difficult it was to apprehend redemption. By a kind of miracle of sympathetic imagination, Pearl Abraham has been able to revivify what may be the most spiritually disturbing of all Hasidic tales.” —Harold Bloom|
|“An assured, smoothly written book, narrated in a muted voice that seems to whisper secrets into the reader’s ear…The Romance Reader deftly lifts the opaque curtain from the closed Hasidic world.”
—The New York Times Book Review
|“Whether one is falling in love or out of it, the transition is mysterious. Giving Up America, the story of a young couple in New York whose marriage begins changing for the worse, does full justice to that mystery.” —The San Francisco Chronicle|