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Red Hook Road: a novel
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Published:
New York : Doubleday, c2010.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
343 pages ; 25 cm.
Status:
Crofton Library - Adult Fiction
FICTION (W)
Description
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.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780385517867 (hdc.) :, 0385517866

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After John Tetherly and Becca Copaken die in a freak car accident an hour after their wedding, their families are left to bridge stark class and cultural divides, and eventually forge deep-rooted bonds thanks to the twin deities of love and music. Becca's family is well off, from New York, and summers in Red Hook, Maine, a small coastal town where John's blue-collar single mother, Jane, cleans houses for a living. They interact, awkwardly, over how to bury the couple, the staging of an anniversary party, and over Jane's adopted niece, whose amazing musical talent makes a connection to Becca's ailing grandfather, a virtuoso violinist, who agrees to give her lessons. Becca's younger sister, Ruthie, a Fulbright scholar, meanwhile, falls in love with John's younger brother, Matt, the first Tetherly to go to college, before he drops out to work at a boatyard and finish restoring his brother's sailboat, which he plans on sailing to the Caribbean.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Waldman, A. (2010). Red Hook Road: a novel. New York: Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Waldman, Ayelet. 2010. Red Hook Road: A Novel. New York: Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Waldman, Ayelet, Red Hook Road: A Novel. New York: Doubleday, 2010.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Waldman, Ayelet. Red Hook Road: A Novel. New York: Doubleday, 2010. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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