The Resource As close to us as breathing : A Novel., Elizabeth Poliner, (electronic resource)

As close to us as breathing : A Novel., Elizabeth Poliner, (electronic resource)

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As close to us as breathing : A Novel.
Title
As close to us as breathing
Title remainder
A Novel.
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Elizabeth Poliner
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eng
Summary
An Amazon Best Book of the Year A multigenerational family saga about the long-lasting reverberations of one tragic summer by "a wonderful talent [who] should be read widely" (Edward P. Jones).In 1948, a small stretch of the Woodmont, Connecticut shoreline, affectionately named "Bagel Beach," has long been a summer destination for Jewish families. Here sisters Ada, Vivie, and Bec assemble at their beloved family cottage, with children in tow and weekend-only husbands who arrive each Friday in time for the Sabbath meal.During the weekdays, freedom reigns. Ada, the family beauty, relaxes and grows more playful, unimpeded by her rule-driven, religious husband. Vivie, once terribly wronged by her sister, is now the family diplomat and an increasingly inventive chef. Unmarried Bec finds herself forced to choose between the family-centric life she's always known and a passion-filled life with the married man with whom she's had a secret years-long affair.But when a terrible accident occurs on the sisters' watch, a summer of hope and self-discovery transforms into a lifetime of atonement and loss for members of this close-knit clan. Seen through the eyes of Molly, who was twelve years old when she witnessed the accident, this is the story of a tragedy and its aftermath, of expanding lives painfully collapsed. Can Molly, decades after the event, draw from her aunt Bec's hard-won wisdom and free herself from the burden that destroyed so many others?Elizabeth Poliner is a masterful storyteller, a brilliant observer of human nature, and in As Close to Us as Breathing she has created an unforgettable meditation on grief, guilt, and the boundaries of identity and love
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As close to us as breathing : A Novel., Elizabeth Poliner, (electronic resource)
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As close to us as breathing : A Novel., Elizabeth Poliner, (electronic resource)
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rdacontent.
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1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780316265539
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
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rdamedia.
Media type code
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Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
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350B8B9F-2178-429C-828B-179BE765681C

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