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Kaaterskill Falls

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Reading Group Guide

The questions, discussion topics, and author biography that follow are intended to enhance your group's reading of Allegra Goodman's Kaaterskill Falls. We hope they will enrich your understanding of this wonderful novel of faith, families, and ancient tradition—a story of passionate love and passionate conflict that confirms Goodman as one of the singular writers of her generation.

It is the summer of 1976. In the beautiful country of upstate New York lies Kaaterskill, a tiny town where Jewish Orthodox summer people and Yankee year-rounders live side by side from June to August. Elizabeth Shulman, mother of five daughters, needs a project of her own outside her cloistered community. Across the street, Andras Melish cannot overcome the ambivalence he feels toward his own children and his beautiful young wife. At the top of the hill, Rav Elijah Kirshner is nearing the end of his life, and he struggles to decide which of his sons should succeed him. Behind the scenes, alarmed as his beloved Kaaterskill is overdeveloped by the local real estate broker, Judge Miles Taylor keeps an old secret in check, biding his time...

Within this community Allegra Goodman weaves magic. From first word that she was at work on her debut novel, a genuine buzz began to build as the literary community awaited her results. Met with universal acclaim, Kaaterskill Falls, a national bestseller, fulfilled the promise and became a finalist for the National Book Award.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385323901
Author:
Goodman, Allegra
Publisher:
Dell Publishing Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Family saga
Subject:
Jewish women
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Jewish families
Subject:
Summer resorts
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;new york;judaism;novel;contemporary fiction;literature;family;contemporary;orthodox jews
Subject:
fiction;new york;judaism;novel;contemporary fiction;summer;literature;orthodox jews;contemporary;family
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 240
Publication Date:
19990831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.08x5.30x.88 in. .62 lbs.

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