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THE FAMILY MARKOWITZ.

Goodman, Allegra.

ISBN 10: 0374153213 / ISBN 13: 9780374153212
Published by FARRAR., NY, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: THE FAMILY MARKOWITZ.

Publisher: FARRAR., NY

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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Told through weddings, deaths, holiday dinners, and dreams, the story of three generations of the Markowitzes is revealed

Review:

The stories in this collection are so linked and consistent, the book is almost a novel. It tells the comic and endearing history of a family of archetypal American Jews. Rose, the finicky and irrational Jewish mother, becomes increasingly dependent on Percodan and on her two sons, Ed, a hard-headed academic, and Henry, an arty dilettante. Ed's writer wife Sara suffers through teaching creative writing at the local Jewish Community Center. Ed painfully endures an interfaith weekend with crushingly banal Christian ecumenists, even though both he and Sara are completely irreligious. Meanwhile their daughter Miriam alarms them by rediscovering Judaism. Goodman, whose stories appear regularly in the New Yorker, delights the reader with recognition of the funny in the familiar.

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