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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Red Hook Road

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Publisher Comments:

As lyrical as a sonata, Ayelet Waldman’s follow-up novel to Love and Other Impossible Pursuits explores the aftermath of a family tragedy.

Set on the coast of Maine over the course of four summers, Red Hook Road tells the story of two families, the Tetherlys and the Copakens, and of the ways in which their lives are unraveled and stitched together by misfortune, by good intentions and failure, and by love and calamity.

A marriage collapses under the strain of a daughter’s death; two bereaved siblings find comfort in one another; and an adopted young girl breathes new life into her family with her prodigious talent for the violin. As she writes with obvious affection for these unforgettable characters, Ayelet Waldman skillfully interweaves life’s finer pleasures—music and literature—with the more mundane joys of living. Within these resonant pages, a vase filled with wildflowers or a cold beer on a hot summer day serve as constant reminders that it’s often the little things that make life so precious.

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Synopsis:

Set on the coast of Maine over the course of four summers, "Red Hook Road" tells the story of two families and of the ways in which their lives are unraveled and stitched together by misfortune, by good intentions and failure, and by love and calamity.

About the Author

AYELET WALDMAN is the author of Daughter’s Keeper, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, and the New York Times bestseller Bad Mother. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, New York, Elle, Vogue, and other publications, and on Salon.com. She and her husband, the novelist Michael Chabon, live in Berkeley, California, with their four children.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307735393
Publisher:
Random House Audio
Subject:
General
Read by:
Farr, Kimberly
Read:
Farr, Kimberly
Author:
Waldman, Ayelet
Author:
Farr, Kimberly
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Twelve CD
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.02x5.04x1.16 in. .68 lbs.
Media Run Time:
870

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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"Synopsis" by , Set on the coast of Maine over the course of four summers, "Red Hook Road" tells the story of two families and of the ways in which their lives are unraveled and stitched together by misfortune, by good intentions and failure, and by love and calamity.
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