Kaaterskill Falls

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Thorndike Press, 1999 - Fiction - 576 pages
103 Reviews
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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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

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It was OK. Written well enough, not cliched or anything like that, but I am finished and I am still wondering what the point of the book was. Nothing really changed to any of the characters. There was ... Read full review


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Allegra Goodman lives with her family in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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