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This Beautiful Life: A Novel
by Helen Schulman

Published: 2011-08-02
Hardcover : 221 pages
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"ThisBeautiful Life is a gripping, potent and blisteringly well-written story offamily, dilemma, and consequence. . . . I read this book with white-knuckledurgency, and I finished it in tears. Helen Schulman is an absolutely brilliantnovelist." —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, ...
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"ThisBeautiful Life is a gripping, potent and blisteringly well-written story offamily, dilemma, and consequence. . . . I read this book with white-knuckledurgency, and I finished it in tears. Helen Schulman is an absolutely brilliantnovelist." —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love
 

Theevents of a single night shatter one family’s sense of security and identity inthis provocative and deeply affecting domestic drama from Helen Schulman, theacclaimed author of A Day at the Beach and Out of Time. In thetradition of Lionel Shriver, Sue Miller, and Laura Moriarty, Schulman crafts abrilliantly observed portrait of parenting and modern life, cunningly exploringour most deeply-held convictions and revealing the enduring strengths thatemerge in the face of crisis.

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by Frog2016 (see profile) 01/19/17

 
  "This Beautiful Life"by thewanderingjew (see profile) 10/01/12

Once, the Bergamots were the darlings of the Manhattan jet set. Transplanted there by virtue of a job offer, Richard Bergamot could not refuse, they packed up and left their happy, small tow... (read more)

 
  "This Beautiful Life by Helen Schulman"by MARKU (see profile) 09/11/12

The story of a family whose lives are shattered by the internet; how today's technology must be monitored and used wisely. Extremely thought-provoking and discussable. I would say it is a must read for... (read more)

 
  "This Beautiful Life"by nokidding1 (see profile) 10/27/11

works better as a 'law and order' episode rather than book club read

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