This is Cynthia Ozick's last novel. She takes her time between her collaborations in the New York Times and her fiction work. A collection of essays came out last semester ('The din in the head'), but this novel is worth stressing. Here we have Ozick at her best: spectacular display of metaphors and insightful remarks on contemporary trends, through Rosa Meadows, a fanatic reader of Jane Austen and secretary to a German emigree family whose 'pater familia' happens to be a member of tha Karaits, a jewish misterious sect. Give it a try!