The Family Markowitz

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Aug 22, 2005 - Fiction - 280 pages
34 Reviews
The Markowitz family made their first appearance several years ago in the pages of The New Yorker, to the delight of thousands of readers. Through weddings, death, academic conferences, even dreams, Allegra Goodman creates a uniquely humorous, telling, and familial world of conflict, confusion, and love that many readers--regardless of their background--will recognize and deeply enjoy.

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Great insights into family relationships - Goodreads
The plot, as it was, was uninteresting. - Goodreads
It's just a pleasure to read this author's prose. - Goodreads
Otherwise - characterization is okay, style is fine. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Caroline Bell - Goodreads

This book was decidedly medium. Each chapter jumped around from character to character and plot point to plot point, which created a huge lack of continuity and at times made it hard to read. Also, it ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ezra - Goodreads

A panoramic view of judaism within the microcosm of one family. Read full review

About the author (2005)

Allegra Goodman's work has appeared in The New Yorker, Allure, Commentary, and Slate. She is the recipient of a Whiting Award and the Salon magazine award for fiction. She lives with her family in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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