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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 multifaceted book that is well worth reading.
This is a great book of one young mans return to his Jewish roots after being raised by his Catholic parents, who themselves had converted from the Jewish religion.
So, thank you, Stephen Dubner, for allowing us to feel your pain, your frustration, your exhilaration as you made your spiritual journey.
Steven Dubner is a fabulous writer! I chose to lead my book club's discussion of this book because I wanted to emphasise his way with words and phrases that beautifully draw you... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Red Rosie
Author Stephen Dubner has given considerable thought to life, faith, mystery, beliefs and practices. Read morePublished 3 months ago by James Denny
this was interesting, a different book , easy read and I enjoyed it alot, traces a catholic boys journey to his jewish rootsPublished 5 months ago by nanbuys
Loved the story. This happened to so many people in Germany who never went back to their religion after the war.
WOW! I started reading this book and could not put it down. A great story of finding one's roots and embracing it.Published 8 months ago by Maureen Brophy
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 10 months ago by Rivi E. Shulman