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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 4 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 9 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 11 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 14 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 19 months ago by maryfaith