Book Review: The Book of Jeremiah by Julie Zuckerman

By: Julie Zuckerman

The Book of Jeremiah, a Novel in Stories, follows eight decades of the life of Jeremiah Gerstler.

I really enjoyed the concept of this book. Zuckerman lays out each milestone of Jeremiah’s life as though it were a short story, jumping from past to present and back again. The book feels like each chapter is a short story. I found the format engaging. It really held my interest.

Jeremiah Gerstler’s life really speaks to Jewish life experience in the 20th century. He is the child of immigrants. We see him as a precocious youth, coming of age, finding love, having a family, and experiencing success in his career. Similar to the biblical narrative by the same name, Gerstler’s story carries its share of hardships and challenges. But unlike it, there are also beautiful moments of happiness and joy. It’s very true to real life experience.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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And Check Out My Interview With the Author

An Interview with Author Julie Zuckerman

Julie Zuckerman is the author of The Book of Jeremiah, released in 2019. Her short stories and non-fiction work have also appeared in several publications. Q: Can you sum up The Book of Jeremiah in 20 words or less?  Jumping backwards and forwards in time, the book explores the pivotal experiences in the life of […]

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5 Comments on “Book Review: The Book of Jeremiah by Julie Zuckerman”

  1. This sounds so interesting! Definitely going to add it to my must-haves whilst I’m on furlough! Thanks for sharing

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