Swell

Product Number: EB00687113
Released: Jun 06, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780316466417
Publisher: Lee Boudreaux Books
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Thirty years after From Rockaway ("A great first novel"-Harper's Bazaar), Jill Eisenstadt returns with a darkly funny new work of fiction that exposes a city and a family at their most vulnerable. When Sue Glassman's family needs a new home, Sue relents, after years of resisting, and agrees to convert to Judaism. In return, Sue's father-in-law, Sy, buys the family-Sue, Dan, and their two daughters-a capacious but ramshackle beachfront house in Rockaway, Queens, a world away from the Glassmans' cramped Tribeca apartment. The catch? Sy is moving in, too. And the house is haunted. On the weekend of Sue's conversion party, ninety-year-old Rose, who (literally) got away with murder on the premises years earlier, shows up uninvited. Towing a suitcase-sized pocketbook, having escaped an assisted living facility in Forest Hills, Rose seems intent on moving back in. Enter neighbor Tim-formerly Timmy (see From Rockaway), a former lifeguard, former firefighter, and reformed alcoholic-who feels, for reasons even he can't explain, inordinately protective of the Glassmans. The collective nervous breakdown occasioned by Rose's return swells to operatic heights in a novel that charms and surprises on every page as it unflinchingly addresses the perils of living in a world rife with uncertainty.

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Author(s): Jill Eisenstadt
Original Publish Date: Jun 06, 2017

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Author(s): Jill Eisenstadt
Narrator(s): Courtney Patterson
Product Number DD32494
Released: Jun 06, 2017
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ISBN: #9781478949671
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Author(s): Jill Eisenstadt
Narrator(s): Courtney Patterson
Product Number Z100106748
Released: Jun 06, 2017
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ISBN: #9781478949657

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