Advance reader reviews of The Tenth Song by Naomi Ragen.

The Tenth Song

By Naomi Ragen

The Tenth Song
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  • Published in USA  Oct 2010,
    320 pages.

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  • Kathryn K. (Oceanside, CA)

    A Light read? Maybe not!
    "The Tenth Song" by Naomi Ragen Is a story about how a Jewish family deals with a crisis of significant magnitude. On the surface, the book was okay. The plot was interesting and believable - and there was enough pathos to hold my interest. I had to find out how it all came out, but it seemed to be, what I call, a "light" read. What surprised me was where the book took me! The depth that developed as the story progressed caught me off guard and I found Ragen's perspective of even more interest. She conveyed great deal of wisdom and insight into interpersonal dynamics and the strength of spirituality in one's life.

    It turned out to be a thought provoking and insightful read. There is within this story a message of hope, revealing the resilience of the human spirit when facing adversity. It is the first of Ragen's books I have read – it won’t be the last!
  • Debra F. (Alton Bay, NH)

    Just okay for me...
    This story is about a Jewish family in the "middle" of a financial scam to fund terrorism. The scandal brings out the "true" colors of the the family members; Shoshana, Josh, and Kayla and their significant others. Abigail, the wife, notices her friends vanishing, her rabbi turning his back and her daughter Kayla runs off to the Israeli desert leaving behind her family and her fiance. Self-discovery, a little romance, and a pleasant surprise at the end kept me reading, but somehow the whole thing didn't quite work for me.
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