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Cures for Heartbreak

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Publisher Comments:

Cures for Heartbreak is a sad, funny, smart, endlessly poignant novel. . . . It made me feel grateful for my life, for my family, and above all for the world that brings us gifts like the gift of Margo Rabb.-Michael Chabon, author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

Cures for Heartbreak is full of sadness, humor, and quirky details that ring completely true. I thoroughly enjoyed it.-Curtis Sittenfeld, author of Prep

Margo Rabb's ‘World History’ a chapter in Cures for Heartbreak] is unusual in its depiction of familial tragedy in the context of large-scale horror. . . . It] beautifully brings together the intensely personal and the historical, and rings with the authenticity of a bitter, yet illuminating truth.-Joyce Carol Oates

Starred review, School Library Journal, January 1, 2007:

"Black humor, pitch-perfect detail, and compelling characters make this a terrific read, despite the pain that permeates every superbly written page."

Starred review, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, April 2007:

"This is undeniably a book of anguish, it's also one of raw strength and casual, clever humor in random and surprising places, making it a compelling as well as tearful read."

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

Knowing that her mother has cancer, fifteen-year-old Mia finds it nearly impossible to contemplate a life without her in it, but when her mother dies, Mia is comforted by her remaining family and begins to learn that life must go on despite the great loss they have all experienced. Reprint.

Synopsis:

As she navigates adolescence, ninth-grader Mia must deal with her mother' s recent death and her father's illness while she searches for friendship and love in the world around her.

About the Author

\Margo Rabb grew up in Queens, New York, and now lives in Brooklyn. Her stories have been broadcast on National Public Radio, and have been

published in the Atlantic Monthly, Zoetrope, Seventeen, Best New American Voices, New England Review, and elsewhere.

From the Hardcover edition.

Table of Contents

How to survive a funeral — World history — Hospital food — My mother's first love — The healthy heart — How to find love — Seduce me — Cures for heartbreak.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375848902
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Family - General
Author:
Margo Rabb
Author:
Rabb, Margo
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues - Death & Dying
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Death & Dying
Subject:
Death
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Death and Dying
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080812
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Grade Level:
9-12
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Age Level:
14-17

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Product details 256 pages Random House Children's Books - English 9780375848902 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Knowing that her mother has cancer, fifteen-year-old Mia finds it nearly impossible to contemplate a life without her in it, but when her mother dies, Mia is comforted by her remaining family and begins to learn that life must go on despite the great loss they have all experienced. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , As she navigates adolescence, ninth-grader Mia must deal with her mother' s recent death and her father's illness while she searches for friendship and love in the world around her.
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