Book Reviews,  FICTION,  Jewish History

Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer *** (of 4)

I really enjoyed this book, but I have to admit I didn’t understand it. The story line kept coming in and out of focus. Nevertheless, his descriptions of shtetl life in eastern Europe were as authentic as any that Isaac Bashevis Singer or his contemporaries writing 150 years before Foer ever put together. Foer was a master at creating scenes that came to life.