Peter Manseau


Butcher's Wife

How did a lapsed Catholic who once considered becoming a monk, end up writing a novel steeped in Jewish history?

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Peter Manseau
spent several years working at the National Yiddish Book Center in Massachusetts.

He is also known as a spiritual philosopher, memoirist, founder of the webzine "", and is editor of "Search, The Magazine of Science, Religion, and Culture". His fiction debut Songs for the Butcher's Daughter has just been shortlisted for the 2008 John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize.

"Rooted in the sharp, bittersweet Yiddish tradition, remeniscent of Isaac Bashevis Singer, Manseau's thrilling tale of secrets and revelations captures the diversity among Jews, then and now, in Shtetl, city, and kibbutz, and the elemental meaning of bashert, or destiny."
-- Booklist, Starred Review