A Friend of the Family

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Algonquin Books, Nov 9, 2010 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Pete Dizinoff, a skilled and successful New Jersey internist, has a loving and devoted wife, a network of close friends, an impressive house, and, most of all, a son, Alec, now nineteen, on whom he has pinned all his hopes. But Pete hadn’t expected his best friend’s troubled daughter to set her sights on his boy. When Alec falls under her spell, Pete sets out to derail the romance, never foreseeing the devastating consequences.

In a riveting story of suburban tragedy, Lauren Grodstein charts a father’s fall from grace as he struggles to save his family, his reputation, and himself.
 

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Really an interesting book to read---I liked the main character immediately and the layers and interrelationships of the different families were beautifully written. I found a little confusion because ... Read full review

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Brief Description: Peter Dizinoff is a successful doctor in ritzy little New Jersey town. However, Pete’s life is starting to fall apart and, as he struggles to make things right, he only succeeds in ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE
1
CHAPTER TWO
19
CHAPTER THREE
49
CHAPTER FOUR
87
CHAPTER FIVE
113
CHAPTER SIX
137
CHAPTER SEVEN
153
CHAPTER EIGHT
175
CHAPTER NINE
208
CHAPTER TEN
252
CHAPTER ELEVEN
280
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
305
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LAUREN GRODSTEIN is the author of four previous works of fiction, including the New York Times bestselling novel A Friend of the Family, which was a Washington Post Best Book Pick, a New York Times Editor’s Pick, a BookPage Best Book, and an Indie Next Pick. She teaches creative writing at Rutgers University. Her website is www.laurengrodstein.com.

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