Over the school year, Hannah's growing love for her Jewishness is more and more at odds with her love for a blond, blue-eyed WASP. And Raymond, pining in Toronto, seems to be living out his dissertation before he's even written it. Can this new love affair survive distance, cultural dissonance, and out-of-sync, late-night e-mails?In this remarkable debut, carnal love confronts religion and culture, and modern passion finds its counterpoint in ancient texts.
What the critics say
- 2005 Audie Award Winner, Multi-Voiced Performance
"An original and moving love story for our frazzled, high-tech, long-distance era." (Emma Donoghue)
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The Contemporary Culture
This book offers an excellent observation at today's broad perceptions on love, sex and romance. Filled with traveling adventures, relationship escapades and carnal lust, the book dives deeply into the 21st century youthful paradigmatic orientation in terms of identity, intellectualism, and religion.
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Good love story not romantic story
I enjoyed the book tremendously. Worth the listen! It's about love, lust and everything else a real romance is.
Good story but...
After a while I got so wrapped up in the "Jewishness" as she repeatedly put it, I totally forgot about the love story.