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."
Eileen B. reviewed Turbulent Souls: A Catholic Son's Return to His Jewish Family on
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.
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.
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.