The Cure for Grief: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 5, 2008 - Fiction - 272 pages
19 Reviews
Ruby is the youngest child in the tightly knit Bronstein family, a sensitive, observant girl who looks up to her older brothers and is in awe of her stern but gentle father, a Holocaust survivor whose past and deep sense of morality inform the family's life. But when Ruby is ten, her eldest brother enters the hospital and emerges as someone she barely recognizes. It is only the first in a startling series of tragedies that befall the Bronsteins and leave Ruby reeling from sorrow and disbelief.

This disarmingly intimate and candid novel follows Ruby through a coming-of-age marked by excruciating loss, one in which the thrills, confusion, and longing of adolescence are heightened by the devastating events that accompany them. As Ruby's family fractures, she finds solace in friendships and the beginnings of romance, in the normalcy of summer camp and the prom. But her anger and heartache shadow these experiences, separating her from those she loves, until she chooses to reconcile what she has lost with whom she has become.

Nellie Hermann's insightful debut is a heartbreakingly authentic story of the enduring potential for resilience and the love that binds a family.

  

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Review: The Cure for Grief: A Novel

User Review  - Angela Mannhaupt - Goodreads

Loved the descriptive writing and Ruby's story. Read full review

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User Review  - viviennestrauss - LibraryThing

Well, as I feared, there is no cure for grief. Beautiful book and one I needed to read though I cried many times during the process. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
33
Section 4
39
Section 5
48
Section 6
59
Section 7
85
Section 8
111
Section 11
163
Section 12
176
Section 13
181
Section 14
203
Section 15
209
Section 16
226
Section 17
266
Section 18
273

Section 9
140
Section 10
144

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About the author (2008)

Nellie Hermann is a native of Boston, Massachusetts, and a graduate of Brown University and the MFA program at Columbia University. She†lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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