Book Reviews of Turbulent Souls: : A Catholic Son's Return To His Jewish Family

Turbulent Souls: : A Catholic Son's Return To His Jewish Family
Turbulent Souls A Catholic Son's Return To His Jewish Family
Author: Stephen J. Dubner
ISBN-13: 9780380729302
ISBN-10: 038072930X
Publication Date: 10/1/1999
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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Excellant biography of a man raised Catholic by his convert parents. When he is grown he goes in search of his Jewish heritage. A must read for anyone considering converting to Judaism.
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An engrossing read--you can't stop once you've started.
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Loved it! True story that reads like a novel. From the book cover: "...By turns comic and heartbreaking, it tells the story of a family torn apart by religion, sustained by faith, and reunited by truth."
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I read the book for a book club that meets in January. I liked the book very much, it taught me some things I didn't know. The pictures and history gave me insight to growing up in my parent's generation.
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excellent book
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A great book about growing up and finding out that you are someone else.
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In the midst of ordinary living, some extraordinary things happen. In this case, a man's conversion, and his relationship with his mother create an interesting, if not absorbing, story. Well written, this book takes the reader through several generations of immigrants in the United States.

One remarkable link the book explores relates to Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. That alone makes the book worth reading.
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I will not review the content of the book. Religion, faith, and our transformation because of it is an individual path and an individual choice.

As a story, I thought this was an amazing book. I felt for the individuals and couldn't stop reading to find out what came next. I felt like I became part of their journey of discovery and family. My only wish (an impossible one) is that we could have also heard the story from the perspective of Mr. Dubner's parents.