Forsyth Georgia – 2009 Book Challenge
"Wouk's most significant work since the Caine Mutiny." The Chicago Tribune Book World
Since I am from New York and grew up in Greenwich Village as a boy the culture and the ethic of the old neighborhood's was nostalgic for me. Wouk describes Jewish NY like no one I ever heard tell about it. This book is about the heartfelt tale of every immigrant's son torn between the culture of his forefathers and the glorious temptations of a new land's dream.
This story intertwines several generations of Russian Jews and traverses the corridors of university education, Washington and Jewish neighborhoods of New York with a breathtaking tale of love and family respect that engulfs the relatives of the characters Wouk invents for this wonderful story.
I decided to read this book because I have a friend that I value very highly and he often quotes things from Wouk's books and he always looks dumfounded when I say I never read him. So this was the first title of his that I read and it was a delight. The fact that I am from NY made it extra special.
"Readers who depend on Herman Wouk to provide endless hours of pleasure will be happy to know he is back."
Published by Avon Books, Copyright 1985 by Herman Wouk, ISBN 0-380-70100-6.