by Dani Shapiro
Review: On paper, Dani Shapiro has all you could ask for: a healthy son, Jacob, a husband, a writing career, a house in the countryside. Yet she wakes up in the night in a cold panic. Her past, her fears and anxieties, her impossible mother, Jacob's brush with death, haunt her. She cannot find peace in her life.
Meanwhile, Jacob is asking questions about God. Raised an Orthodox Jew, she approaches and retreats from the Jewish religion. In Devotion, she vows to approach her core, to meditate, do yoga, explore Judaism and Buddhism.
***If you liked Eat, Pray, Love but longed for more depth and intellect, you will love Devotion.***
"Each of us human, full of longing, reaching out with our whole selves for something impossible to touch. Still, we are reaching, reaching." p.243