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Light Fell by Evan Fallenberg
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Jan 15, 09

it was amazing

This is the kind of book I simply couldn't give enough stars to! Evan Fallenberg is a superb writer and a man with great insight into his characters. When they speak, they come alive. The book tells the story of an Israeli family man, Joseph Licht, who falls in love with his (male) rabbi. At first it looks as though it'll be a book about the struggles the two men face as homosexuals in the religious Orthodox community. But there's an early twist that sets up a wonderful family drama between Joseph and his five sons, with a wonderfully nuanced role for his ex-wife. Plotting, character and style all score maximum points. It's truly an inspiring work.
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