The Dialogues of Time and Entropy by Aryeh Lev Stollman

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Aryeh Lev Stollman's first novel, The Far Euphrates, was hailed as "radiant" and "remarkable" by The New York Times Book Review. The Boston Globe called his second novel, The Illuminated Soul, "profound". But Stollman's career began with stories that have appeared in leading literary journals, including American Short Fiction, The Yale Review, The Southwest Review, Tikkun, and Story magazine. Collected here, they address the themes he has grappled with so memorably in his novels: "the pull of the past over the present and the profound effects that one person can have on another" (San Francisco Chronicle); the aftershocks of the Holocaust; the convergence of science, the imagination, and the spiritual realm; and the way art can shape our humanity. In these stories, Stollman continues to blend the everyday with the mystical, the mundane with the extraordinary, and the waking world with the world of dreams.
 

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Aryehlev Stollman is a neuroradiologist and the author of two books, The Illuminated Soul and The Far Euphrates, which is an American Library Association Notable Book, a Los Angeles Times Book Review Recommended Book of the Year, and the winner of a Wilbur Award and Lambda Award.
 
Published February 10, 2003 by Riverhead Hardcover. 240 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In “If I Have Found Favor In Your Eyes,” a young girl whose parents have recently separated becomes spiritually infatuated with the Orthodox couple who move into their apartment building, much to the chagrin of her nonreligious, concert pianist mother.

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Stollman's moral intensity occasionally shades into grandiose sentiment ("she needs so desperately to weep—for all of the children in everlasting time, compelled like their mother to wander forever in a wandering world"), but for the most part the stories offer lively conversations and likably se...

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