Davita is introduced to the religion of her parents and, as she gravitates towards Judaism, its mysteries and rituals inspire her devotion. As her world collapses around her, she can still draw comfort from religion. And she begins to understand that there is always a reason to go on.
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Potok is one of the great fiction writers. His simple but complete descriptive ways massage my brain and might yours also. Characters, however remote or similar to you become as familiar as a neighbor, cousin or sibling even. This, his only book about a girl, was a particular joy to read.
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I enjoyed this book, which is action-packed (Spanish Civil War/Guernica/WWII/etc.) yet strangely also somewhat leisurely. Ilana Davita's character unfolds slowly, as we see her start to find an ... Read full review