Francine Klagsbrun

marlene lopez

(Klagsbrun, Francine) Francine Klagsbrun is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Fourth Commandment: Remember the Sabbath Day and Married People: Staying Together in the Age of Divorce. She was the editor of the best-selling Free to Be . . . You and Me and is a regular columnist for The Jewish Week, a contributing editor to Lilith, and on the editorial board of Hadassah magazine. Klagsbrun presents the definitive biographer of one of the most notable women of our time, in Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel (Schocken), which brings to life the iron-willed leader, chain-smoking political operative, and tea-and-cake-serving grandmother who became the fourth prime minister of Israel. Tom Brokaw writes, “A majestic and very important account of the extraordinary life of Golda Meir, the American-born woman who became a charismatic and powerful prime minister of modern Israel.” Klagsbrun’s superbly researched and masterly recounted story of Israel’s founding mother gives us a Golda for the ages.