Signed & Dated , Brand New, First Edition, First Printing, Hardcover/Dust Jacket, List: $26.95The Grief of Others Named a Notable Book of 2011 by the New York Times. by Leah Hager Cohen Author of four nonfiction books, including Train Go Sorry and Glass, Paper, Beans , and three novels, most recently House Lights . Among the honors her books have received are selection as a New York Times Notable Book ( four times ); inclusion in the American Library Association Ten Best Books of the Year; and selection as a Book Sense 76 pick. First Edition, First Printing, hand SIGNED by the author, in my presence, to full title page. No inscription; full signature + 10/13/11 only. From an event with Helen Schulman, Amy Waldman, and Carmela Ciraru in New York City on October 13, 2011. BONUSES: The promotional 'flyer' from this event + a copy of three book reviews are included.
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"In this subtle portrait of family life she shows the maddening arithmetic of marriage, the useless attempts to balance the equation. As Ricky and John's kids start to come unglued themselves, we see how the grief of others is contagious. . . . Ms. Cohen's painstaking excavation pays off, especially as Ricky and John decide to rebuild." - The New York Times
"Part of the novel's pathos lies in its ability to offer its characters a level of perceptive acuity and sympathetic attention they cannot offer one another ... The book's brilliance lies in moments like this one, these shards of devastating insight. Cohen's empathy is sure-footed and seemingly boundless; her writing gifts its characters with glints of ordinary human radiance. It is the possibility of this glinting that ultimately becomes Cohen's most powerful gift to us, her readers, as well." - San Francisco Chronicle
"Cohen's stunning writing and ruthless, beautiful magnification of soul- crushing sorrow that threatens the Ryries' day-to-day family life mesmerizes, wounds, and possibly even heals her readers. Her courageous novel (she knows of what she writes) is to be savored." - Library Journal
"The death of a newborn triggers the slow collapse of the Ryrie clan in Hager Cohen's richly layered new novel. . . . Affecting." - More
"With this incredibly moving commentary, Cohen has secured a place in the lineup of today's great writers." - Bookpage
"Cohen's ( House Lights ) stunning writing and ruthless, beautiful magnification of soul-crushing sorrow that threatens the Ryries' day-to- day family life mesmerizes, wounds, and possibly even heals her readers. Her courageous novel (she knows of what she writes) is to be savored." - Library Journal "With gorgeous prose, Cohen skillfully takes us from past to present and back again as she explores the ramification...