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Monday, November 16, 2015

Review: Exodus by Deborah Feldman

Title: Exodus
Author: Deborah Feldman
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
Publish Date: March 25, 2015
Source: Library

What's the Story?:

From "Deborah Feldman, author of the explosive New York Times– bestselling memoir Unorthodox, returns with an extraordinary follow-up that traces her new life as an independent young woman and single mother, and her search for an authentic and personal Jewish identity."

My Two Cents:

Exodus is the story of a young woman leaving her Orthodox Jewish life. The book takes place after her first memoir, Unorthodox, which I have not read. This book really made me want to go back and read that one. This book is basically a collection of different experiences that Deborah Feldman has one she escapes from her religion.

I kind of wish that there is been a little bit more of a central story because the way that the book was broken up was jarring and made it hard to get into the book. The book almost feels like a collection of disparate parts instead of a full story, which took me out of the story. This book is mostly about Deborah trying to make a new life outside of her religion and community that she is always known. She is getting used to many different things and having a lot of different experiences. She does many things to try and get her new life on track and they don't always work out. Again I think they disconnect between the various stories that she tells made only an okay experience for me.


1 comment:

  1. Sorry the book didn't work for you. Better luck next time. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental


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