Unsettled: An Anthropology of the Jews Zoe Heller, author of the novel "What Was She Thinking? Notes on a Scandal," recommends Melvin Konner's "UNSETTLED: An Anthropology of the Jews." "Unsettled" is…
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The Book You Have To Read

Zoe Heller, author of the novel ''What Was She Thinking? Notes on a Scandal,'' recommends Melvin Konner's ''UNSETTLED: An Anthropology of the Jews.''

''Unsettled'' is a brilliant and engrossing account of Jewish history and how it has shaped the character of Jewish culture and religion. Konner is a great storyteller, and his book is that rarest of achievements -- a scholarly study that is entirely accessible to the common reader. It actually kept me up at night.

Originally posted Feb 06, 2004 Published in issue #749-750 Feb 06, 2004 Order article reprints
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