Despite an anti-Semitic phrase in a particularly delicious scene, this remains one of my lifetime favorites. I love it all - the childhood descriptions, the falling in love, and the courage to leave. I like the return, too, but the parting scene - WOW! I've even quoted Jane's words to my rabbi because it so eloquently states how to get past a nisayon. I read it again and again, and I'm sure I always will.