City of God
Thorndike Press, 2000 - 514 ページ
In his workbook, a New York City novelist records the contents of his teeming brain -- a virtual repository of the predominant ideas and historical disasters of the twentieth century. But now he has a story he thinks will become his next novel: The large brass altar cross from a run-down Episcopal church in lower Manhattan disappeared, then mysteriously reappeared on the roof of the Synagogue for evolutionary Judaism on the Upper West Side. He befriends the church's maverick rector and the synagogue's young female rabbi as they try to learn who committed this strange double act of desecration and why.
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While the men and the younger were conscripted for labor , most women and the less able men were assigned to maintain the ghetto , to keep it functioning , the bakery , the hospital , the laundry , and so on .
For myself , I realized that on all my secret trips into the city , it had never once occurred to me not to return to the ghetto . I could probably have hidden away , perhaps with the help of that priest , found some family that would ...
Of course , " she said , “ anyone familiar with the literature will recognize that this is the Kovno ghetto you're talking about , from the Abraham Tory diary ? ” “ Yes , I relied heavily on it . ” “ But the Kovno ghetto was larger than ...
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LibraryThing Reviewユーザー レビュー - woolgathering - LibraryThing
The best book I read in 2007, hands down. I enjoyed it so much and found it so inspiring that I scanned a page, printed it out, highlighted an important sentence, and mailed it to my beloved. It is now hanging on his wall. One of few books I wish had arms so that I could hug them. レビュー全文を読む
LibraryThing Reviewユーザー レビュー - charlie68 - LibraryThing
Vivid descriptions of life in a Nazi labour camp and of a bomber being shot down and crash landing in World War Two are the highlights of this book. The arcane arguments for the existence of God and faith while interesting may muddy the waters rather than clearing things up. レビュー全文を読む