by Joshua Henkin (Goodreads Author)
It's July 4, 2005, and the Frankel family is descending upon their beloved summer home in the Berkshires. They have gathered to memorialize Leo, the y…more
It's July 4, 2005, and the Frankel family is descending upon their beloved summer home in the Berkshires. They have gathered to memorialize Leo, the youngest of the four siblings and an intrepid journalist killed on that day in 2004, while on assignment in Iraq. But Leo’s parents are adrift in a grief that’s tearing apart their forty-year marriage, his sisters are struggling with their own difficulties, and his widow has arrived from California bearing a secret. Here award-winning writer Joshua Henkin unfolds this family story, as, over the course of three days, the Frankels contend with sibling rivalries and marital feuds, with volatile women and silent men — and, ultimately, with the true meaning of family.
"A wonderful novel... I just love it"--Anne Lamott, Miami Herald
"Insightful... poignant... elegant"--The New York Times Book Review
"Tenderness spills from these pages--Entertainment Weekly
"A densely detailed and touching portrait"--People
"Gorgeously Written"--The Boston Globe
"Witty, poignant, and heartfelt"--Gary Shteyngart
"An immeasurably moving masterpiece"--Heidi Julavits
"A less chilly variation on Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections.... Intelligently written."--Publishers Weekly (starred/boxed review)
“Few American novelists, living or dead, have ever been as good as Henkin at drawing people.”—Commentary Magazine
Joshua Henkin (http://www.joshuahenkin.com) is the author of the novels Matrimony, a New York Times Notable Book, and Swimming Across the Hudson, a Los Angeles Times Notable Book. His new novel, The World Without You, will be out in paperback from Vintage Books on April 9. It has been named an Editors' Choice Book by The New York Times and The Chicago Tribune and is the winner of the 2012 Edward Lewis Wallant Award for Jewish American Fiction and a finalist for the 2012 National Jewish Book Award. His short stories have been published widely, cited for distinction in Best American Short Stories, and broadcast on NPR's "Selected Shorts." He lives in Brooklyn, NY, and directs the MFA program in Fiction Writing at Brooklyn College.
by Debra Gordon Zaslow (Goodreads Author), Husam Deeb
Zaslow mingles the narrative of their time together with scenes from the past that reveal how her grandmother’s stories of abuse, tenacity, and survival have played out through the generations of women in the family. This honest and powerful memoir illustrates the choice to bring death into the home with family, caregivers, hospice, and all the ramifications.
"This courageous, poignant, truthful book will give you an experience that will never leave you. You will become wiser in the reading, shocked and compassionate as love rises to the challenge of tending to life's end."
Jean Houston, Ph.D, author of A Mythic Life: Learning to Live our Greater Story
" With the true talent of a storyteller, Debra Zaslow takes us on a heartfelt and often humorous journey of self-doubt, self-discovery, and, finally, reconciliation as she explores what it means to remember…and to be remembered."
Kim Barnes, author of In the Wilderness
by Paul A. Offit
In BAD FAITH, Dr. Paul Offit chronicles the stories of these faithful and their children, whose devastating experiences highlight the uneasy relationship between religion and medicine in America. Replete with vivid storytelling and complex, compelling characters, BAD FAITH makes a strenuous case that denying medicine to children in the name of religion isn’t just unwise and immoral, but a rejection of the very best aspects of what belief itself has to offer.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Paul A. Offit, MD is the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. A professor of vaccinology and pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the author of several books, he lives in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.
― Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith
― John Adams, Adams-Jefferson Letters
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