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Review: Kaaterskill Falls

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An excellent first novel. Goodman creates interesting and credible characters. The story is about a community of Orthodox Jews, who follow the rules handed down by the leader of their particular group. We learn about the private lives of each of the main characters. Read full review

Review: Kaaterskill Falls

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Excellent, beautiful novel about a religious Jewish community in the Catskills. Read full review

Review: Kaaterskill Falls

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Learned many things from this book about a culture I knew very little about. Loved the way the author described the characters' feelings about their religious faith. Made me more sympathetic than I otherwise may have been. Read full review

Review: Kaaterskill Falls

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I'm not Jewish and know little about the lives of Orthodox Jews beyond the minimal reading I've done (Bernard Malamud's The Assistant, and Chaim Potok's The Chosen). So I can say that there are ... Read full review

Review: Kaaterskill Falls

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I really enjoyed this book because I enjoy character studies. The plot is not the point with this book, but the thoughts, feelings, choices, and reactions to life of the characters. I am not Jewish ... Read full review

Review: Kaaterskill Falls

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Very interesting since I knew nothing about orthodox Jews. Read full review

Review: Kaaterskill Falls

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I'm so excited Allegra Goodman has a new book comin out soon! I read this before I was a 'Goodreads' member ---It was 'GREAT'! Read full review

Review: Kaaterskill Falls

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Set in 1976, the novel follows the lives of a small sect of Orthodox Jewish families who live in NYC and summer in Kaaterskill Falls. Goodman offers a look at both the comfort and the struggle of living in a closed community. It's beautifully written. Read full review

Review: Kaaterskill Falls

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A whole culture I didn't know about. Read full review

Review: Kaaterskill Falls

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Wonderful book. Very thoughtful and observant of human relationships. Read full review


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