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Red Hook Road
Ayelet Waldman

Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : Apr 25, 2013
Imprint : Two Roads
Page Extent : 352
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781444763133
Price : 725

About the book
In the aftermath of a devastating wedding day, two families, the Tetherlys and the Copakens, find their lives unraveled by unthinkable loss. Over the course of the next four summers in Red Hook, Maine, they struggle to bridge differences of class and background to honor the memory of the couple, Becca and John.
As Waldman explores the unique and personal ways in which each character responds to the tragedy--from the budding romance between the two surviving children, Ruthie and Matt, to the struggling marriage between Iris, a high strung professor in New York, and her husband Daniel--she creates a powerful family portrait and a beautiful reminder of the joys of life.

Elegantly written and emotionally gripping, RED HOOK ROAD affirms Waldman's place among today's most talented authors
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With the careful attention of a movie director, Waldman renders apanoramic scene of a wedding.. . . Lyrical descriptions
"Articulately plumbs the depths of the parent-child bond with clarityand intense feeling.
A thoroughly gripping and elegantly written story about love, grief, friendship, and the unexpected ways in which disaster brings families together
Terrific. ...Waldman's prose style is lovely and fresh. ...This book made me happy, and happy to be alive>
Waldman writes with practiced skill. ...It's a love story, a tragedy, a family saga, as well as a novel about class conflict that pits two stubborn, controlling women against one another>
Excellent. ...A compelling, unique story. ...Grabs the reader right away>
Waldman knits [relationships] together with the pleasing simmetry of a doily. ...She also constructs an impressive parallel between the vocations of shipbuilding and playing a stringer instrument. ...Readers will enjoy the ride>
This beautiful novel shows us how families cope with the most painful kind of loss and reminds us that even as grief fractures, it can pave the way for unexpected grace>
     
Ayelet Waldman

Ayelet Waldman is the author of RED HOOK ROAD and The New York Times bestseller BAD MOTHER: A CHRONICLE OF MATERNAL CRIMES, MINOR CALAMITIES AND OCCASIONAL MOMENTS OF GRACE. Her novel LOVE AND OTHE...(+)

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