THE MYSTICS OF MILE END
Paperback; 320 pages
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (October 13, 2015)
- ISBN-10: 0062412175
- ISBN-13: 978-0062412171
- also on Kindle
It took a while to "get into" this book. Set in Montreal, Canada in a Jewish neighborhood, the story follows a widowed father with his 2 children as the each deal with what being Jewish means to them.
Even with my slow start, I found myself liking the characters more and more. Sigal Samuel's writing style flows well as she tells first the son's story, then the father, and finally bringing everything and everyone together in the daughter's section. Even the neighbors and friends are developed well. A lot of questions, some answers, and an intimate look at each of the major characters as they look for the meaning in their lives.