Goldstein's The Dark Sister is a cleverly constructed, imaginative tale that centers on a tormented feminist novelist whose solitude is interrupted only by phone calls from her silly but dangerous sister; March will also bring Penguin's reissue of Goldstein's penetrating coming-of-age novel The Mind-Body Problem , about an orthodox Jewish woman's sexual awakening at college.
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You have to be very Jewish to like this book. Goldstein whines on and on about all the typical complaints you hear at bar mitzvahs and Jewish weddings. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jim Freas
This novel addresses something deep and fundamental about some of the ways people can act in relationships. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Anonymous
This story is an illuminating narrative given by a young woman coming of age out of a family life of Orthodox Judaism. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Claude Prevots
While it meanders a bit, the story works. In the end, the protagonist, not all that likeable, wins her place.Published 8 months ago by Charles Mintz
Very astute discussion of a major psycho/philosophical question for the upper-middlebrow reader. Readers who like this analysis, should also read Antonio Damasio's Descarte's... Read morePublished 9 months ago by J. M. Leighton
Already took Philosophy 101 - didn't want a review course. Characters were well drawn, but not always interesting.Published 9 months ago by granny bert
This book was awful. I love to read, but my entire book club hated this.Published 10 months ago by carol p