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Kaaterskill Falls

(1998)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
In the summer of '76, the Shulmans and the Melishes migrate to Kaaterskill, the tiny town in upstate New York where Orthodox Jews and Yankee year-rounders live side by side from June through August. Elizabeth Shulman, a devout follower of Rav Elijah Kirshner and the mother of five daughters, is restless. She needs a project of her own, outside her family and her cloistered community. Across the street, Andras Melish is drawn to Kaaterskill by his adoring older sisters, bound to him by their loss and wrenching escape from the Holocaust. Both comforted and crippled by his sisters' love, Andras cannot overcome the ambivalence he feels toward his children and his own beautiful wife. At the top of the hill, Rav Kirshner is coming to the end of his life, and he struggles to decide which of his sons should succeed him: the pious but stolid Isaiah, or the brilliant but worldly Jeremy. Behind the scenes, alarmed as his beloved Kaaterskill is overdeveloped by Michael King, the local real estate broker, Judge Miles Taylor keeps an old secret in check, biding his time....

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August 1999 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Kaaterskill Falls
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
ISBN: 0-613-21836-1 / 978-0-613-21836-8 (USA edition)
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May 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: Kaaterskill Falls
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
ISBN: 0-7862-1863-0 / 978-0-7862-1863-9 (USA edition)
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August 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: Kaaterskill Falls
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
ISBN: 0-385-32389-1 / 978-0-385-32389-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Dial Press
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Paperback Editions

August 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: Kaaterskill Falls
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
ISBN: 0-385-32390-5 / 978-0-7336-1063-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delta
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August 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: KAATERSKILL FALLS 12C FLR
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
ISBN: 0-385-32997-0 / 978-0-385-32997-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delta
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1998 : USA Paperback

Title: KAATERSKILL FALLS.
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
ISBN: 0-9657983-5-6 / 978-0-9657983-5-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: DIAL PRESS.
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Audio Editions

February 1999 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Kaaterskill Falls
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
ISBN: 0-7887-2919-5 / 978-0-7887-2919-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Kaaterskill Falls: A Novel
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
Publisher: The Dial Press
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