Some reviews of Uncovered

“Leah Lax’s Uncovered whispers directly in the reader’s ear…The defining magic is in every immediate detail, from the massive structures of tradition to the smallest daily requirements of the religion she so deeply wanted to define her. “
Portland Book Review
“A mesmerizing memoir.”
Redbook Magazine
The first to chronicle the saga of a lesbian who spent decades in the Chasidic world.
Jewish Journal
This calmly told, beautifully detailed memoir limns [Lax’s] movement from lonely child to young bride; from dedicated wife, mother, and supplicant to soul-searcher; and from denial to full acceptance of and delight in the real her.
Booklist, Starred Review
“We need more books like Uncovered to help us know ourselves. Groundbreaking.”
Lambda Literary, read full review
Uncovered is masterful—searingly honest and lyrically rendered.
American Library Association, read full review
This story is too complex to fit neatly into the “ex-Hasidic memoir craze” – and that makes it all the richer.
A beautiful, lyrical exploration of the suppression that informs many people’s lives and the paths they may seek to self-knowledge.
Huffington Post
A truly groundbreaking memoir.