(originally posted on October 23, 2005)
The comment's been made that Krich is what Faye Kellerman promised to be but didn't deliver on. And I can't really argue with it, because Krich combines a poignant mystery of a missing runaway with an incisive, and never judgmental, look at the world of Orthodox Judaism. Reading this, and her earlier books, make me want to reconcile my own difficulties with religious life because here's one woman who handles everything with aplomb. And you can't get much better praise than that, really.