Wandering Stars by Sholem Aleichem
Translated in full for the first time, one hundred years after its original publication, the acclaimed epic love story set in the colorful world of the Yiddish theater. Wandering Stars spans ten years and two continents, relating the adventures of Reizel and Leibel, young shtetl dwellers in late nineteenth-century Russia who fall under the spell of a traveling acting company. Together they run away from home to become entertainers themselves, and then tour separately around Europe, ultimately reuniting in New York.
Wandering Stars is an engrossing romance, a great New York story, and an anthem for the magic of the theater.
Translated by Aliza Shevrin Forward by Tony Kushner