Forest Dark — Nicole Krauss

Read date: February 23, 2018
Rating: 4/5
Format: Audiobook/Print book

A young Brooklyn novelist and an aging Upper East Side lawyer each take parallel (note: unrelated) pilgrimages to Tel Aviv. Each becomes committed to aiding in a project that encourages them both to individually evaluate their personal lives and their relationships with Judaism. Beautifully written, the novel not only introduces two captivating narratives, but Krauss also weaves in lots of perspective that will greatly interest a reader with little experience or knowledge of Jewish traditions or heritage. Forest Dark is cerebral, introduces thought-provoking notions about life and creation, and intriguingly blurs the lines between fiction and reality; the reader will be engaged from the start and will feel equally present throughout the characters’ journeys.

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