Overall, I loved this book. It's the story of an assimilated Jew who spends a year traveling to various, often isolated, Jewish communities around the world, from Arkansas to Burma. He is conflicted in the right ways and certain in the right ways, at least to me. I would love to read this for a book group.
It did drag a little in places, in nearly every chapter. It was about 250 pages and probably could have been a little over 200 pages and a better book for it. But that was my only quibble.