Kaaterskill Falls

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Thorndike Press, 1999 - Fiction - 576 pages
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The tiny town of Kaaterskill Falls is where a band of Orthodox Jews and townies live side by side through the summers. In the summer of 1976, devout mother of five daughters Elizabeth Shulman is restless. Though she chafes at the confines her cloistered community imposes, she's well aware of the warmth and security it offers. Her dilemma and that of others is clearly conveyed as Goodman weaves their individual lives into the fabric of the community.

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It's a good story within the setting of an orthodox Jewish lifestyle. Read full review

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User Review  - Marzipan - Goodreads

I am really struggling with this book. I grew up in an east coast Orthodox community (which I left many years ago) and this is not ringing true to me at all. Many of the names are jarringly inaccurate ... Read full review

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Allegra Goodman lives with her family in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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