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I'm anything but a fan of so-called literary fiction. But I gave Foreign Bodies a try (several, actually, before I staggered across the finish line) because Ozick has written... Read morePublished 6 months ago by John j Dietsch
How an otherwise nice teacher gets sucked into her brother's family's dysfunction
Takes place in early 1950's so there is lots of letter writing which works as an... Read more
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 19 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 on November 24, 2013 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 on September 13, 2013 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 on June 20, 2013 by DLS 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.