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Red Hook Roadby Ayelet Waldman
Synopses & Reviews
PRAISE FOR RED HOOK ROAD
A thoroughly gripping and elegantly written story about love, grief, friendship, and the unexpected ways in which disaster brings families together. The novel is chockfull of revelations and insights on how people both unravel and manage to find grace under strain.
--Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner
This beautiful novel shows us how families cope with the most painful kinds of loss and reminds us that even as grief fractures, it can pave the way for unexpected grace.
--Ann Packer, author of The Dive from Clausen's Pier
Every day, families are shoved into new realities. Red Hook Road is a masterful imagining of the way a single tragic event impacts the psyches and behaviors and dynamics of two families. Waldman's writing is elegant and riveting.
--Kelly Corrigan, author of The Middle Place
You won't be able to tear yourself away from Waldman's powerful evocation of grief.
This engagingly complex examination of two close families is a leap ahead for the essayist and author.
--O, The Oprah Magazine
A] lyrical tale of love and loss... Waldman's startling premise--a newly married couple dies in an automobile accident en route to their reception--sets the scene for this searing, soul-searching examination of human emotions and reactions.
Readers who enjoy family sagas will find this book a pleasure.
A literary puzzle with rich intellectual and emotional rewards... Red Hook Road proves life and art are worth it.
From the Hardcover edition.
Traces the lives of the Tetherly and Copaken families in the aftermath of a child's tragic death, which results in a broken marriage, a bonding between bereaved siblings and healing in the form of an adopted girl's prodigious violin talent. By the author of the best-selling Bad Mother.
Two families living on the Maine coast find their way through grief together after a tragic accident takes the lives of a young, newly-married couple, which results in a broken marriage, a bonding between bereaved siblings, and healing in the form of an adopted girl's prodigious violin talent.
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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