Leaving the Nest

Ep. 122: Novelist Tova Mirvis on Leaving Modern Orthodoxy

By Unorthodox|February 1, 2018 12:00 AM



This week on Unorthodox, we speak with writer Tova Mirvis. Her memoir, The Book of Separation [1], tells the story of her decision to leave Modern Orthodoxy, a world she re-created vividly for readers in the novels Visible City, The Outside World, and national best-seller The Ladies Auxiliary.

You can hear Stephanie discussing immigration and the American Dream under Trump on the Jan. 29 episode of WNYC Midday [2], with two-time Unorthodox guest Negin Farsad [3].

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