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I am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits
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May 19, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: france-paris

This book is powerful. I felt like I was making a spiritual journey. The destination depended upon what character I was identifying with at the moment. I loved the way the book barreled through time stopping at a telling juncture in a character's life. But never telling you enough or the whole story.
In the beginning I found the holocaust scenes harrowing since the deaths were so particularly cruel. Mercifully the actual killing was pretty quick but the effects were felt for generations. The window into the minds and hearts of the ultra orthodox was enlightening. I am following the stories about the sexual abuse cases being reported and also the problems in Israel about compulsory military service. The prose is beautiful and I wish I hadn't read it so quickly. I just could' t stop once I got through the first two chapters. It will make awonderful audio book.
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May 19, 2012 – Started Reading
May 19, 2012 – Shelved
May 19, 2012 –
page 86
May 21, 2012 – Shelved as: france-paris
May 21, 2012 – Finished Reading

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