<b>From the book cover:</b><br>
A shy, young upper-class Jewish girl aspires to be a poet in 19th century New York City, and Ralph Waldo Emerson becomes her mentor and friend. <br><br>
Then Emma’s life takes an unexpected twist. The massive immigration of European Jews fleeing persecution, and many others seeking refuge in the United States -- the suffering and despair -- touch her deeply. Emma gathers courage and cries out for their defense. <br><br>
She emerges as a warrior, fighting bigotry, and also as a woman feeling the hardships of the oppressed poor.
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