Praise Jerusalem for "Praise Jerusalem!" -- Augusta Trobaugh has such a rich Southern voice and her books are wonderful. This is a thoroughly delightful, thoughtful novel that will stay with you for some time.
Praise Jerusalem! spans a few vital weeks in the lives of three elderly Southern women who have been thrust into a concerted effort to find their "New Jerusalem" -- a utopia of heavenly perfection. In this case, however, it is the small town of Jerusalem, Georgia, to which the women journey, each expecting to find happiness. But to find their utopia, they must overcome the social and racial estrangements that isolate them from each other.