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There a certain disquietude began to take root inside me. I could not name this force, but neither could I make it leave me. And so I followed the noise inside my soul, and before long it led me back to my parents. I became consumed with a desire to know how a pair of young Jews named Florence Greenglass and Sol Dubner had become my Catholic parents.Turbulent Souls is full of loving, witty anecdotes about his childhood in rural New York state (he refers to Mrs. Ferry, a catechism teacher who gave him Doublemint gum, as "Blessed Angel of the Sugar Deprived") and his efforts in adulthood to reconstruct both his and his parents' pasts. The best reason to read this book is Dubner's well-balanced thirst for explanation and reverence for mystery; it's a model of the equilibrium every one of us has to attain if we want to make peace with our families, our home towns, and our selves. --Michael Joseph Gross --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A fascinating read for any Jew. And followers of other religions might enjoy it too.
The author's parents converted to Catholicism and became devout followers of that... Read more
An interesting story of the author who did not know that his parents were born Jewish and his journey back to his roots. Good readingPublished 1 month ago by Rivi E. Shulman
Very engaging book. It is written like a story. I recommend this highly. It gives us an insight to discovering all that makes us us.Published 2 months ago by Stitchymom
I loved this book! Dubner has a real talent for telling stories, and the stories he tells are extremely interesting. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Crustee
purchased for book club. we had a lively discussion about religion and identity. Dubner writes well and also shares openly what it's like to have dysfunctionality in the family.Published 3 months ago by la
PRODUCT OF EXCEPTIONALLY EXCELLENT QUALITY, GREAT BOOK, GOOD PRICE PRODUCT, DETAILED, WORKS VERY WELL, LOVE THE ITEM, RECOMMEND IT ! A++++++++Published 8 months ago by Giftland
I was baptized Catholic during WWII by the nuns in a boarding school at the age of 10. Married a Catholic and raised our four children Catholic though they remained somewhat... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Sister Katie
We all have a turbulent soul some time in our life. This book is not for guiding you on your journey but tells you what one person did to bring his soul peace. Read morePublished 14 months ago by KR
This book was really nifty. The writing was very engaging. (The author is very practiced with his technique of giving the reader just enough to keep him unable to put down the... Read morePublished on June 19, 2011 by Lemas Mitchell