“New Marlborough first, the world later.” That’s the motto of a utopian community tucked deep in the Berkshires, where members practice a dogmatic vision of loving responsibility toward one another while cut off from the rest of humanity. But when Anna, the partner of New Marlborough’s charismatic leader, receives a letter from her sister attempting to flee a Europe slipping deeper into fascism, she starts to question both the colony’s mission and the ability of people to love like God. At once a beautiful evocation of a life apart and a powerful portrayal of a heart torn between earthly and divine love.
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“Yael Goldstein Love is a writer of great emotional precocity.” –The New York Times Book Review