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The Place Will Comfort You: Stories
Intelligent, evocative and darkly comic, Naama Goldstein's collection introduces a remarkable talent. In these sharply focused stories, the line between nation and self is as elusive as the distinction between past and present, fear and desire, the real and the imagined.Against a backdrop that spans from the Galilean wilderness to midtown Manhattan, and from the 1970s to t ...more
Published May 18th 2004 by Scribner Book Company
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I felt like there were some good stories in here, but they were largely buried under ineffectual storytelling. Goldstein divided her collection into two parts--Olim (Ascending) for her stories that took place in Israel and ve Yordim (Descending) for her stories that took place in the United States. Appropriate distinction for religious Jewish literature, and I liked how at the end of the day everyone was a bit lost. Overall, I liked "The Conduct for Consoling," where young immigrant to Israel st ...more