The Cure for Grief: A Novel
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 NovelUser Review - emi Bevacqua - Goodreads
I hated everything about the first 2/3 of this book, and then I realized how helpful a book like this would be to somebody dealing with the loss of a loved one. And then I realized that everybody in ... Read full review
Review: The Cure for Grief: A NovelUser Review - Diane - Goodreads
Ruby is the youngest child of four, and the only girl. She's smart, acts older than her years and adores her older brothers and wants to be a part of what they do, despite the teasing she often ... Read full review