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Kaaterskill Falls

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2007

    An excellent book

    Allegra writes some of the most complex and interesting characters I've ever read. I loved the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2005

    Subtle extrodinary story

    This book is not a page turner, yet I tore through this book over the weekend. It is a delicate story of a group of Jews that have similar observances and cultural practices as orthodox Jews. One reviewer complains there may be no tense climaxes, but there is great character development and the characters do have their own struggles, joys, and woes to work through. A brilliant story and a gentle relaxing novel to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2002

    Interesting, but not memorable

    There is a lot going on in this novel. A careful study of orthodox Jewish values; an almost biblical study of the relationship between father and sons; a woman's quest to realize personal goals; the struggle to maintain the sanctity of a community (both religious and not) - to grapple with these many ideas, the author introduces a Dickensian-list of characters. Some of these portraits are stronger (especially the description of Renee and her non-Jewish friend), but too often, the reader feels that only the surface is touched upon, and wants to know more. In this story, the parts are not greater than the whole.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2000

    An excellent read with information on the Jewish religion.

    This was an excellent read in the fact that the author puts you into the life of a Jewish community. Although the plot was not exciting the story held me because I was in a situation and life that I had never been into before. This book will make you think and feel things differently even long after you have put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2000

    Six Characters in Search of a Plot

    This is probably the longest short story you'll ever read, but a novel it is not. There is no plot, no climax, no resolution, no dramatic tension, just a few interesting characters, just not the ones who hang around long enough to move the story along. About 100 pages from the end I ran into a member of my book club who had finished the book and asked her if anything was going to be resolved by the end. I promise not to spoil the ending for anyone ...if only there were one to spoil.

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