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I can see why this book might appeal to 70 year old Jewish ladies in Manhattan who are no doubt an important demographic for the publishing industry. Read morePublished 5 months ago by "Castro" Bob
I love this book. I love the author. Her writing is elegant. Her story telling is first-rate. Her vocabulary usage is erudite and perfect. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Grand Shopper
Okay book with spots of excellent writing.
Leaves some characters hanging with plots unresolved. Son and wife especially. Read more
I picked this up because I always like reading about expats and travelers and I'm a bit of a Francophile. Add to that Cynthia Ozick's polished writing... Read morePublished 12 months ago by L. Mack
I am disappointed by Foreign Bodies. I read Heir to the Glimmering World and decided that I loved Cynthia Ozick's writing. Read morePublished 15 months ago by D. Jones
Cynthia Ozick isa a great story teller, with intelligence characters are well described.
I enjoyed the subtle irony she enmeshes into the different characters.
If you wish to read a book filled with adjectives this is the one for you.
We have Bea, a high school teacher of literature, her exhusband Leo who is a composer of music, her... Read more
I have probably read most of James twice, so I recognized Ozick's reworking of his classic plot, and also the prose that had Jamesian echoes, but that wasn't enough to engage me. Read morePublished 20 months ago by maryfaith