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This is an auction for KAATERSKILL FALLS by Allegra Goodman.

"Goodman has already won wide praise for two story collections, but nothing beats getting your first novel nominated for a National Book Award. Her story, which concerns a tight-knit group of Orthodox Jews who summer in Kaaterskill Falls in the Catskills, is a quiet, lovely study in the eternal pull of human nature vs. the desire to do the right thing."
- Library Journal (US)

"Kaaterskill Falls is a small town in upstate New York, summer home to Orthodox Jews who come from their tightly knit community in New York City carrying family memories and long friendships. They also carry a stifling adherence to the Jewish religion and obedience to Rav Elijah Kirshner, who is near the end of his life and struggling to reconcile his feelings for his two sons. The women of the community are bound by traditions that dictate their dress, manners, and preoccupations. Elizabeth Shulman, driven by ambitions beyond raising five daughters, opens a store with the Rav's approval and later runs afoul of the son who succeeds him when she violates a tradition. The men are not immune from the restrictive environment. Isaac Shulman yearns for a more learned place in the religious community. Jeremy, the Rav's scholarly but rebellious son, is haunted by his father's disapproval. Goodman renders a finely drawn portrait of an insulated community."
- Booklist (US)

Very favourable reviews on

Paperback 1999.

377 pages.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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