A Town of Empty Rooms

A Town of Empty Rooms

Book - 2013
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The story of Serena and Dan Shine, estranged from one another as they separately grieve over the recent loss of Serena's father and Dan's older brother. Serena's actions cause the couple and their two small children to be banished from New York City, and they settle in the only town that will offer Dan employment: Waring, North Carolina. There, in the Bible belt of America, Serena becomes enmeshed with the small Jewish congregation in town led by an esoteric rabbi, whose increasingly erratic behavior threatens the future of his flock. Dan and their young son are drawn into the Boy Scouts by their mysterious and vigilant neighbor, who may not have their best intentions at heart. Tensions accrue when matters of faith, identity, community, and family all fall into the crosshairs of contemporary, small-town America.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA :, Counterpoint :, Distributed by Publishers Group West,, 2013
ISBN: 9781619020696
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 291 p. ; 24 cm


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geezr_rdr Dec 30, 2013

Easy read, but I think the author ended it too soon. Most interesting facet is Jewish perspective as newcomers in a small-town Christian environment.

sablegirl Jan 16, 2013

A bit of a depressing book with a lot of religious undertones. Not the best book but I managed to get through it.


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