Red Hook Road - Ayelet Waldman

Set in Maine, Ayelet Waldman’s Red Hook Road (Anchor, $15) opens with a horrific car accident that kills a newly married couple as they’re on their way from the church to the reception.  The rest of the novel, which spans the next four years, tells the story of the two families of the deceased couple, the Hewins, local and working class, and the Kimmelbrods,  wealthy summer people from New York. These two clans, now linked, spend the aftermath of the tragedy bumping in and out of each other’s lives, dealing with the messiness and awkwardness of grief, and the underlying issue of social class.

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780307275820
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Anchor - May 31st, 2011

Super Sad True Love Story - Gary Shteyngart

In Gary Shteyngart’s wildly and plausibly imagined future, everyone drinks alkalinized water, checks credit ratings on the public Credit Poles, and streams endless data on their own and everyone else’s health and hotness stats via apparati. The U.S. is controlled by the Bipartisan Party and the American Restoration Authority demands compliance with and denial of its existence. Some things haven’t changed, however. A grown man still feels like he’s twelve when he enters his parents’ house, and love is still hard. The SUPER SAD TRUE LOVE STORY (Random House, $26) is the bittersweet match between aging Lenny Abramov, an Indefinite Life Extension specialist with Post-Human Services, and young, lovely Eunice Park. But social unrest, fueled by income disparity, also hasn’t changed, and the romance plays out against a revolution. Shteyngart’s third novel offers electrifying social satire, wit and sass aplenty.

 

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780812977868
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 3rd, 2011

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