Book Review of Kaaterskill Falls

Kaaterskill Falls
Kaaterskill Falls
Author: Allegra Goodman
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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From the cover . . . "It is 1976. And the tiny upstate New York town of Kaaterskill Falls is bustling with summer people in dark coats, fedoras, and long, modest dresses. Living side by side with Yankee year-rounders, they are the disciples of ®av Elijah Kirshner. Elizabeth Shulman is a restless wife and mother of five daughters; her imagination transcends her cloistered community. åcross the street åndras Melish is drawn to Kaaterskill by his adoring older sisters. Comforted, yet crippled by his isters' love, he cannot overcome the ambivalence he feels toward his own children and his young wife. At the top of the hill, ®av Kirshner is nearing the end of his life. As he struggles to decide which of his sons should succeed him -- the pious but stolid Isaiah or the brilliant but rebellious Jeremy -- his followers wrestle with their future and their past."