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Turbulent Souls:: A Catholic Son's Return To His Jewish Family Paperback – Bargain Price, October 1, 1999
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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.
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The characters in this book came to life as I read this amazing story. It is so much about "life" in general for all of us. Read morePublished 18 days ago by a nonfiction lover
I thought that this might be a snarky slam at the author's parent's religion, but no. I thought the author could see the good in both religions. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Barbara Mcauliffe
Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics fame has written a moving story about religion, family and the quest for meaning. Read morePublished 16 months ago by A. Silverstone
A truly honest chronicle of tyhe feelings and theinner conflicting feelings of a sensative person tryingto find where he really belongs.Published 18 months ago by Harry Portman
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 on June 23, 2014 by Red Rosie