In the Image

W. W. Norton & Company  2002

The narrative can be read as a history of the Jews in Europe and America, a modern telling of the story of Job, a fictionalized description of the philosophy of Spinoza, or a love story in New York. The story ranges back and forth over a hundred years of time through Europe and America, suburbs and city, religious and secular viewpoints with charming side-trips to dollhouses, choosing a diamond and musing on life as a single woman on the west side of Manhattan in New York City. A first novel of power, strength and emotion that weaves storytelling and morality into a work of art. The author is the recipient of the prestigious Edward Lewis Wallant Award for this book.  (Family tree is appended.)

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