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Paradise park : a novel

Author: Allegra Goodman
Publisher: New York : Dial Press Trade Paperbacks, 2006, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Sharon Spiegelman, abandoned by her folk-dancing partner, Gary, in a Honolulu hotel room, realizes she could return to Boston--and her estranged family--or listen to that little voice inside herself. The voice that asks: "How come Gary got to pursue his causes, while all I got to pursue was him?" Thus, with an open heart, a soul on fire, and her meager possessions (a guitar, two Indian gauze skirts, a macramé  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allegra Goodman
ISBN: 9780385334181 0385334184
OCLC Number: 233535124
Awards: Winner of New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
Winner of Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year - Adult.
Description: 360 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Honeycreepers --
I shall go a-wanderin' --
French Frigate Shoals --
Find a pearl --
Eden --
Civilization --
The whale --
Revival --
Picking up the rug --
Speechless --
A good place --
Magnetic currencies --
Minotaur --
Pilgrim --
A table before me --
Candlelight --
White cloud --
Discovered --
-My hand in marriage --
Flight --
The Refusniks --
Prodigal sheep.
Responsibility: Allegra Goodman.

Abstract:

Sharon Spiegelman, abandoned by her folk-dancing partner, Gary, in a Honolulu hotel room, realizes she could return to Boston--and her estranged family--or listen to that little voice inside herself. The voice that asks: "How come Gary got to pursue his causes, while all I got to pursue was him?" Thus, with an open heart, a soul on fire, and her meager possessions (a guitar, two Indian gauze skirts, a macramé bikini, and her grandfather's silver watch), Sharon begins her own spiritual quest. Ever the optimist, she is sure at each stage that she has struck it rich "spiritually speaking"--Until she comes up empty. Then, in a karmic convergence of events, Sharon starts on the path home to Judaism. Still, even as she embraces her tradition, her irrepressible self tugs at her sleeve. Especially when she meets Mikhail, falls truly in love at last, and discovers what even she could into imagine--her destiny.

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