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The Little Bride takes us from Eastern Europe to the American West in the story of Minna, a 19th-century mail-order bride through evocative rendering of a little-known chapter in Jewish-American history, Anna Solomon’s novel. The novel starts as 16-year-old Minna undergoes an intrusive exam that is physical Odessa to find out her physical physical physical fitness to be provided for America and be a spouse up to a complete complete complete stranger. The ordeal quickly establishes Solomon’s instant storytelling and descriptive prowess: “The woman’s breathing had been near, and sharp, like seawater crossed with wine. Minna fended down her need …