In the Heart of the Seas - S.Y. Agnon, T. Herzl Rome, I.M. Lask
This is a story about a party of men and women who, during the early 19th century, set out from Buczacz in Poland (the author's home town) to go to Jerusalem. The itinerary they follow is real, but everything is related in a style, somewhere between folktale and scripture, that makes it sound like an allegory. There are lots of prayers, parables, and miracles; nothing is mentioned by chance; the party finds few physical hindrances (in fact they're welcomed wherever they go) but overcome spiritual obstacles.

I can't find much to comment on as a reader; it left me, unfamiliar with Hassidic thought, pretty baffled. However, it's told in a smooth style that makes it easy to read.