Subscribe and enjoy more than 1 million books
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Read online the first chapters of this book!
All characters reduced 7236434c7af12f85357591f712aa5cce47c3d377e8addfc98f989c55a4ef4ca5
American Stranger - A Novel - cover

American Stranger - A Novel

David Plante

Publisher: Delphinium Books

  • 0
  • 6
  • 0

Summary

A daughter of Jewish refugees searches for love and a spiritual home in this novel by the National Book Award–nominated author of Difficult Women.   Brought up in a secular household on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Nancy Green knows suspiciously little about her parents’ past. She knows they escaped Germany, avoiding the fate of so many of their fellow Jews during World War II, but the few family heirlooms they brought to the United States are reminders of a lost life that, for Nancy, remains shrouded in mystery. She seeks connection and a sense of belonging, a relationship in which she can find some sort of religious fulfillment.   Unfortunately, Nancy’s first encounter is with a Hasidic man who, dissatisfied with Judaism, has taken vows to become a monk. Then, while studying English literature in Boston, she meets a Catholic boy who captures her interest, but he’s desperate to escape his overbearing mother and the clutches of the Church.   After a devastating breakup, Nancy finally settles down with a husband whose background and beliefs seem at least similar to her own. Perhaps now she’ll stop yearning for something more, and trade volatility and heartbreak for a sensible, practical life. But forcing a fit—into a society, a sect, a family, or even a marriage—isn’t easy for anyone, and Nancy still has a long way to travel before she finds her true home.   From an acclaimed author of both fiction and memoirs, including National Book Award finalist The Family, American Stranger is a wise and insightful story about the search for identity, and how our real lives are far more complex than our labels.   “Plante . . . is always worth reading.” —The Washington Post

Other books that might interest you

  • Canadian West Collection - Six Novels in One - cover

    Canadian West Collection - Six...

    Janette Oke

    • 3
    • 59
    • 0
    A beloved series from Janette Oke! Nothing in her cultured upbringing prepared Elizabeth for life in the West. The frontier will test this teacher's faith but also stir her heart.Includes:1 When Calls the Heart2 When Comes the Spring3 When Breaks the Dawn4 When Hope Springs New5 Beyond the Gathering Storm6 When Tomorrow Comes
    Show book
  • The Queen's Ball - Timeless Victorian Collection #4 - cover

    The Queen's Ball - Timeless...

    Anthea Lawson, Jennifer Moore,...

    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    From the publisher of the USA TODAY bestselling Timeless Romance Anthology series, comes our new Victorian Romance collection: THE QUEEN'S BALL. 
     
    With three brand new Victorian Romance novellas by Anthea Lawson, Rebecca Connolly, and Jennifer Moore. 
     
    Books in the Timeless Victorian Collections: 
    SUMMER HOLIDAY 
    A GRAND TOUR 
    THE ORIENT EXPRESS 
    THE QUEEN'S BALL
    Show book
  • One Lonely Thanksgiving - Cherished Thanksgivings #1 - cover

    One Lonely Thanksgiving -...

    Sandy Faye Mauck

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Some Thanksgivings are meant to last a lifetime. 
    It's Thanksgiving 1905 and Margie Thornton is deserted for the holiday by her uncle's family. She expects to be alone for Thanksgiving, but God has other plans. 
    As the snow clouds roll in, so does an amazing set of events that will forever change the hearts and lives of those the storm affected. 
    Margie must now fight her uncle's insistence to marry her off. Can she stave him off, hoping for the promise of a man she barely knows but to whom no man compares? 
    Will she have the faith to wait for the promise she holds in her heart and pray for the trials of those she has come to love? 
    She fights the imminent but longs for the impossible
    Show book
  • Lord of the World - A Novel - cover

    Lord of the World - A Novel

    Robert Hugh Benson

    • 0
    • 7
    • 0
    In an airplane news conference on his return from the Philippines in January 2015, Pope Francis mentioned Robert Hugh Benson’s Lord of the World and said, “I advise you to read it.” It wasn’t the first time the Holy Father had praised the book since becoming pope. This 1907 futuristic narrative has been hailed as the finest work of this unsung, but influential author and son of the Archbishop of Canterbury whose conversion to Catholicism rocked the Church of England in 1903. The compelling book includes a new introduction, a biography of Benson, and a theological reflection.
    
    Popular young adult books such as The Hunger Games and Divergent, as well as literary classics such as Walker Percy’s Love in the Ruins and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, have created a growing interest in dystopian novels. In one of the first such novels of the twentieth century, Robert Hugh Benson imagines a world where belief in God has been replaced by secular humanism. Lord of the World describes a world where Catholics are falling away and priests and bishops are defecting. Only a small remnant of the faithful remains. Julian Felsenburgh, a mysterious and compelling figure arises, promising peace in exchange for blind obedience. Those who resist are subjected to torture and execution. Soon the masses are in Felsenburgh’s thrall and he becomes leader of the world. Into this melee steps the novel’s protagonist, Fr. Percy Franklin. Dauntless and clear-sighted, Franklin is a bastion of stability as the Catholic Church in England disintegrates around him. Benson’s harrowing plot soon brings these two charismatic men into a final apocalyptic conflict.
    
    With an imagination to rival H. G. Wells and theological insight akin to G. K. Chesterton, Benson’s astute novel has captured the attention of many today, including Popes Benedict and Francis. This new edition makes it easily available and features an insightful introduction by Rev. Mark Bosco, S.J., a brief biography of Benson by Martyn Sampson, and a theological reflection by Rev. Michael Murphy, S.J.
    Show book
  • Truly Yours Historical Collection December 2014 - cover

    Truly Yours Historical...

    Susan Page Davis

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Enjoy this collection of Truly Yours Digital Editions for a great low price!Weaving a Future by Susan Page Davis After a handsome stranger interrupts her secret morning ride, Sadie McEwan knows her heart is in trouble. The man seeks to buy several mares from her fathers Spinning Wheel Farm and promises to return in a few months. Could he be interested in claiming more than horses? Harry Cooper longs to court Sadie McEwan. But when he returns to the Shenadoah Valley, he finds Sadie changed. Shes reserved and hesitant, and Harry isnt allowed to speak with her father - about business or his daughters hand. A stolen kiss leads to Sadies request that he leave. Before he can honor her wish, Harry learns a startling and painful truth - the woman he loves has lied to him. Can Harry forgive Sadie for her deception? Or has the fragile fabric of romance been torn beyond repair?The Lightkeepers Daughter by Paige Winship Dooly When her father disappears after a hurricane, Hollan scrambles to prove she can manage an island and care for a lighthouse on her own. That would be difficult enough for any woman, but Hollan is partially blind. When family members insist she either marry the man who once deserted her or move back to town, Hollan agrees to the marriage against her better judgment. When danger threatens again, Hollan won't just wait around for protection this time. Can Jacob prove that he didn't desert herand that he is worthy of her love and trust?Leave Me Never by Connie Stevens Tessa is stuck in Willow Creek, Iowa, with no food, no money, no home, no job. No future. Mama is dead and Papa left. Where are God's promises now? Maybe Papa's right, and she really is worthlessso worthless even God doesn't care about her. When Gideon rescued a girl from a beating by her own father in the middle of the street, he never expected to find love. His own problems are overwhelminghis business is failing and his dreams look more doubtful by the minute. But he can't get Tessa out of his mind.Precious Jewels by Nancy J. Farrier On a trip to the barn during a winter storm, Megan Riley stumbles over a nearly frozen man. She helps Jesse Coulter into the house and nurses the stranger back to health as she anticipates her parents and brothers return from town. But several days pass before bad news arrives: The preacher and the banker come to tell Megan that her parents and brother are dead. Megan is left with the care of her little sister and the repayment of a large family debt. Mr Sparks, the banker, offers to clear her obligation if Megan will become his wife - but she would rather be homeless than live with such an ungodly man. Soon, a proposal of marriage from Jesse surprises everyone - including himself, since he never believed Gods calling on his life would include a wife and family. Can he provide a home - and love? Just how does God intend to use Jesses life?
    Show book
  • 7 Christian Love Poems - cover

    7 Christian Love Poems

    Stephen Ebanks

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    7 Christian love poems is a little classic collection of 7 modern and contemporary love poems for today's Christian lovers.. 
    
    A very nice little download to add to your collection..
    
    Buy now!
    Show book