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The Marrying of Chani Kaufman

The Marrying of Chani Kaufman

19 year-old Chani lives in the ultra-orthodox Jewish community of North West London. She has never had physical contact with a man, but is bound to marry a stranger. The rabbi’s wife teaches her what it means to be a Jewish wife, but Rivka has her own questions to answer. Soon buried secrets, fear and sexual desire bubble to the surface in a story of liberation and choice; not to mention what happens on the wedding night… 

About the Author

Eve Harris


Eve Harris was born in London in 1973. She lives there with her husband and their daughter.


Her novel, The Marrying of Chani Kaufman (2013) was inspired by teaching at an all girls' Orthodox Jewish school in North West London. It is longlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize.