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"The Family Markowitz is one of the most astute and engaging books about American family life to have come our way in quite a while." --Linda Matchan, Boston Globe

In The Family Markowitz, Allegra Goodman writes with wit and compassion of three generations of Markowitzes making their way in America. At the center is Rose, the cantankerous matriarch, who longs for her earlier life in London and Vienna but is now forced into dependency on her sons Ed, an academic expert on terrorism (ahead of his time!), and Henry, an artistic expatriate with a taste for antiques and postmodern poetry. Also in the family circle are Sarah, Ed's wife, who teaches creative writing and longs for a more literary life, and Sarah and Ed's daughter Miriam, a medical student who causes great alarm in her largely assimilated family by rediscovering Judaism.

Through her sharp-eyed observations of weddings, hospital vigils, holiday dinners, and other rituals of family life, Goodman writes about the Markowitzes from the inside, bringing each character to life.

About the Author

Allegra Goodman's work has appeared in The New Yorker, Allure, Commentary, and Slate. She is the recipient of a Whiting Award and the Salon magazine award for fiction. She lives with her family in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374153212
Author:
Goodman, Allegra
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Author:
Hamilton, Jane
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 315
Publication Date:
20050822
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
8.26 x 5.5 x 0.86 in

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History and Social Science » American Studies » Popular Culture

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