The Kiddush Ladies

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Susan Sofayov

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Life-long friends Naomi, Miriam, and Becky are approaching middle-age gracefully and are content—despite a few hot flashes and mood swings—until life tosses each woman a crisis and a dusty discovery delivers a potentially lethal blow to their friendship. While two of the women fight to save the relationship, one desires nothing more than its demise.



Short Summary

Middle-age delivers more than hot flashes when Naomi, Becky & Miriam discover a secret that has the power to destroy their friendship.


Pittsburgh, PA

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Twist, Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Naomi Feldman

Age: 49

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Beautiful, Faithful, Insecure, Leader, Modest, Aspiring, Complex, Educated, Empathetic, Gracious,Modest,Charming,Complex,Sexy,Decisive,Empathetic,Selfless,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Educated,Honorable,Insecure,Strong Moral Code,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Becky Greenburg

Age: 51

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Blunt, Confident, Outspoken, Unapologetic, Complex, Decisive, Desperate, Educated,Narcisstic,Charming,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Blunt,Desperate,Outspoken,Engaging,Sarcastic,Educated,Sophisticated,Manipulative,Leader,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Miriam Weiss

Age: 51

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Obedient, Selfless, Flexible, Gracious, Insecure, Naive, Empathetic, Faithful, Honorable,Aspiring,Modest,Charming,Desperate,Selfless,Engaging,Empathetic,Faithful,Gracious,Honorable,Educated,Strong Moral Code,Insecure,Naive

Additional Character Details

Name: Aaron Brenner

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits:

About The Author

Susan Sofayov is the author of three novels, published by Black Opal Books. She holds a BA in English Literature and Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh and an MA in Teaching from Chatham University. She spent two years in Tel Aviv bonding with her husband’s outrageously large family. Today, she lives in the occasionally sunny Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her novel Jerusalem Stone won first place in the I Heart Indie Contest and her novel, Defective, is featured on the International Bipolar Foundation’s website.

Target Audiences

Age: 55+,18-34,35-54

Target Gender: Female leaning,Female Leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Black Opal Books

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available