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The questions, topics for discussion, and suggestions for further reading that follow are designed to enhance your group’s discussion of Red Hook Road, Ayelet Waldman's rich and rewarding story of love, loss, and the power of family.

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Suze R, November 16, 2011 (view all comments by Suze R)
This was a difficult book to read at times,the story is about such an unexpected loss at a time of great joy and celebration.It follows the pain and healing of the families of the wedding party for over a year after the tragedy.Beautiful writing through the story of sadness and shock at the sudden unexpected death of a young bride and groom in the hour after their wedding.
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Waldman, Ayelet
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A rich and rewarding story of love, loss, and the power of family from the bestselling author of Bad Mother and Love and Other Impossible Pursuits.


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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