Allegra Goodman, Paradise Park. In this novel by the author of Kaaterskill Falls, young Jewish drifter-girl seeks spiritual enlightenment. I enjoyed this picareque account of her 20 years of journey from Christianity to Buddhism and back to several flavors of Judaism. 323 more words
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July 29th.–Remarkable characters:–A disagreeable figure, waning from middle age, clad in a pair of tow homespun pantaloons, and a very soiled shirt, barefoot, and with one of his feet maimed by an axe; also an arm amputated two or three inches below the elbow.
The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne ~ 1851. This edition: Aerie Books, 1988. Foreword and Afterword by Andre Norton. Paperback. ISBN: unknown. 1,815 more words