Creates a gallery of portraits with ghostly vision, guts, and candor . . . Devotion
is a splendid book-it will not only make you embrace the author and her family, warts and all, but will awaken and redeem your own memories.
—Jewish Community News
is a compelling coming-of-age story. It enfolds the reader just as a good novel does. In her absorbing memoir, Miriam Levine has also written the intellectual and artistic history of a woman. There is a natural assumption in her book that the materials of a woman's life count, matter-and are as representative of American life and thoughts as a man's. Devotion
belongs, with Wordsworth's Prelude
, to those works of personal history which document 'the growth of the poet's mind.' The mind, this time, belongs to a woman.