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Publisher Comments:

In the summer of '76, the Shulmans and the Melishes migrate to Kaaterskill, the tiny town in upstate New York where Orthodox Jews and Yankee year-rounders live side by side from June through August. Elizabeth Shulman, a devout follower of Rav Elijah Kirshner and the mother of five daughters, is restless. She needs a project of her own, outside her family and her cloistered community. Across the street, Andras Melish is drawn to Kaaterskill by his adoring older sisters, bound to him by their loss and wrenching escape from the Holocaust. Both comforted and crippled by his sisters' love, Andras cannot overcome the ambivalence he feels toward his children and his own beautiful wife. At the top of the hill, Rav Kirshner is coming to the end of his life, and he struggles to decide which of his sons should succeed him: the pious but stolid Isaiah, or the brilliant but worldly Jeremy. Behind the scenes, alarmed as his beloved Kaaterskill is overdeveloped by Michael King, the local real estate broker, Judge Miles Taylor keeps an old secret in check, biding his time....

Synopsis:

A conflict breaks out between liberal and orthodox Jews in a summer resort in New York State. The liberals live in the town while the orthodox are summer tourists who are led by a hardline rabbi.

About the Author

Allegra Goodman's work has appeared in The New Yorker, Allure, Food and Wine, Vogue, Commentary, and Slate. She is the recipient of a Whiting Award, and the Salon Magazine award for fiction. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she is at work on a second novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307573605
Publisher:
Dell Pub.
Subject:
Fiction : General
Author:
Goodman, Allegra
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Jewish women
Subject:
Family saga
Subject:
General
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Jewish families
Subject:
Summer resorts
Subject:
New York
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19990810
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
324

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"Synopsis" by , A conflict breaks out between liberal and orthodox Jews in a summer resort in New York State. The liberals live in the town while the orthodox are summer tourists who are led by a hardline rabbi.
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