9780385334181

Paradise Park: A Novel

ISBN 10: 0385334184 / 0-385-33418-4
ISBN 13: 9780385334181
Publisher: Delta
Publication Date: 2002
Binding: Softcover
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Allegra Goodman has delighted readers with her critically acclaimed collections Total Immersion and The Family Markowitz, and her celebrated first novel, Kaaterskill Falls, which was a national bestseller and a National Book Award finalist.

Abandoned by her folk-dancing partner, Gary, in a Honolulu hotel room, Sharon 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, Sharon’s irrepressible self tugs at her sleeve. Especially when she meets Mikhail, falls truly in love at last, and discovers what even she could not imagine--her destiny.


Review:

"The novel's first passages are its most entertaining....Goodman has created a hilariously clueless protagonist....The problem comes when Sharon starts trying to grow up. As Sharon's spirit calms down, Goodman...still pulls off some wonderful passages, but you can almost hear the air hissing out of the book as it comes to a close."

Chris Barsanti, Book, March/April 2001

Review:

"OK, so the resolution, if you know Goodman's fiction, is hardly surprising, but as another book critic I know put it, even a not-quite top-notch Allegra Goodman novel is so much better than most other writers' best efforts, why kvetch? PARADISE PARK is such a pleasure to read, with so many clever, astute touches...that to look any farther for a book to recommend for March would make me feel as fickle as Sharon herself."

Laura Miller, Salon, 03/15/2001

 

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