By Elizabeth Poliner
A multigenerational relatives saga concerning the long-lasting reverberations of 1 tragic summer time by means of "a marvelous expertise [who] could be learn widely" (Edward P. Jones).
In 1948, a small stretch of the Woodmont, Connecticut coastline, affectionately named "Bagel Beach," has lengthy been a summer time vacation spot for Jewish households. right here sisters Ada, Vivie, and Bec gather at their loved kinfolk cottage, with teenagers in tow and weekend-only husbands who arrive each one Friday in time for the Sabbath meal.
During the weekdays, freedom reigns. Ada, the kin attractiveness, relaxes and grows extra playful, unimpeded by means of her rule-driven, spiritual husband. Vivie, as soon as extraordinarily wronged by way of her sister, is now the family members diplomat and an more and more creative chef. single Bec reveals herself compelled to choose from the family-centric existence she's constantly identified and a passion-filled existence with the married guy with whom she's had a mystery years-long affair.
But whilst a bad coincidence happens at the sisters' watch, a summer season of desire and self-discovery transforms right into a life of atonement and loss for individuals of this close-knit extended family. visible during the eyes of Molly, who was once twelve years outdated while she witnessed the coincidence, this is often the tale of a tragedy and its aftermath, of increasing lives painfully collapsed. Can Molly, a long time after the development, draw from her aunt Bec's hard-won knowledge and unfastened herself from the load that destroyed such a lot of others?
Elizabeth Poliner is a masterful storyteller, a super observer of human nature, and in As on the subject of Us as Breathing she has created an unforgettable meditation on grief, guilt, and the limits of id and love.
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