Red Hook Road

Red Hook Road

A Novel

Book - 2010
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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.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Doubleday, c2010
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780385517867
0385517866
Branch Call Number: FIC Waldm 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 343 p

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SPL_Robyn Mar 17, 2017

Blind Date 2017 comment: "Time spent in a different world."


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ownedbydoxies
Apr 04, 2017

I didn't care for this one and didn't finish. To me it seemed very predictable both in the characters themselves and in the ways they behaved.

SPL_Robyn Mar 17, 2017

Blind Date 2017 comment: "Time spent in a different world."

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 08, 2016

This is a beautiful story about grief. Elegantly written and heart-wrenching, this is an emotionally-gripping unique tale of grief. This is a great drama told in exquisite detail, and it will make you cry – or at least tear up a little. The novel begins with the devastating death of two newlyweds, and follows the aftermath of the families involved. Ayelet Waldman really understands grief, and that although suffering is just that – suffering ¬– it is essential to appreciating the true beauty of life. If you want a sad novel that will make you feel just for a second that there is a way to find peace in the universe, this novel does that pretty well. - @FalcoLombardi of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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alysalle
Jul 03, 2014

Started out a bit depressing, especially since I started reading it 3 days before my wedding (you'll understand that if you read it), but I ended up really enjoying it. It is a great book about how people deal with grief in different ways, and there is not necessarily a right or wrong way.

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