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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication date August 1, 2005
Pages 262
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780374529390
ISBN-10 0374529396
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.54 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $14.00
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"The Family Markowitz is one of the most astute and engaging books about American family life to have come our way in quite a while." --Linda Matchan, Boston Globe

In The Family Markowitz, Allegra Goodman writes with wit and compassion of three generations of Markowitzes making their way in America. At the center is Rose, the cantankerous matriarch, who longs for her earlier life in London and Vienna but is now forced into dependency on her sons Ed, an academic expert on terrorism (ahead of his time!), and Henry, an artistic expatriate with a taste for antiques and postmodern poetry. Also in the family circle are Sarah, Ed's wife, who teaches creative writing and longs for a more literary life, and Sarah and Ed's daughter Miriam, a medical student who causes great alarm in her largely assimilated family by rediscovering Judaism.

Through her sharp-eyed observations of weddings, hospital vigils, holiday dinners, and other rituals of family life, Goodman writes about the Markowitzes from the inside, bringing each character to life.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780374153212
 
from Farrar Straus & Giroux (September 1, 1996)
9780374153212 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $22.00
About: Told through weddings, deaths, holiday dinners, and dreams, the story of three generations of the Markowitzes is revealed
Paperback
Book cover for 9780374529390 Book cover for 9780671013882 Book cover for 9780812984552
 
from Random House Inc (February 7, 2017)
9780812984552 | details & prices | 256 pages | List price $16.00
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from Farrar Straus & Giroux (August 1, 2005)
9780374529390 | details & prices | 262 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.54 lbs | List price $14.00
About: "The Family Markowitz is one of the most astute and engaging books about American family life to have come our way in quite a while.
from Washington Square Pr (October 1, 1997)
9780671013882 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Told through weddings, deaths, holiday dinners, and dreams, the story of three generations of the Markowitzes is revealed

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