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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53  ·  rating details  ·  34 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Casper "Cap" Kaplan practices psychology in a Colorado college town. His clients are a difficult and invasive group-he can't seem to keep them from intruding on his own life or each other's. Most notable among them is Julian, an obsessive twenty-one-year-old epileptic raised by a highly phobic concentration camp survivor mother, and Maureen Kels, a professor of environment ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published June 17th 1994 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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It's rare for an author to capture so thoroughly both the swift and powerful economy required of a short story , and the more sweeping heavy lifting that a novel demands--Steven Schwartz does both. Therapy is, at its heart, a character-driven story (though there's plenty of plot to chew on here, too) that follows Cap Kaplan as he interacts with his family, his new son, and his clients, and all with varying levels of success. Cap's interiority is rendered with that memorable verisimilitude usuall ...more
Not bad. A good book that gets inside the head of therapists. Terrible ending, however. It's like he just decided he was done and threw an ending down without a lot of thought.
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Christine Jackson
Complex characters and dramatic situations centering on a therapist trying to figure it all out.
Lisa Malek
I couldn't put the book easy read and one that kept me emotionally connected.
Dana Henry
It's actually a 3.75. I so wanted to give it a 4, but couldn't.
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Steven Schwartz is the author of two story collections To Leningrad in Winter (University of Missouri) and Lives of the Fathers (University of Illinois), and two novels, Therapy (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and A Good Doctor’s Son (William Morrow). His fiction has received the Nelson Algren Award, the Sherwood Anderson Prize, the Cohen Award, the Colorado Book Award for the Novel, two O. Henry Priz ...more
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