The Year That Follows

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jun 9, 2009 - Fiction - 224 pages
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Cat is a single mother living in Detroit when her brother is killed in New York, just a day after he told her that he thought he had a son. Filled with determination, she sets off on a search for the orphaned boy, but it’s interrupted when she gets a surprise call from her father. Sam is eighty and carrying the weight of a secret that he has kept from Cat all her life—and one that threatens the family she is attempting to build.
Superbly realized and deeply profound, The Year That Follows explores the complexities of love and the bonds that even death is powerless to diminish.

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In his latest, Lasser (All I Could Get) deals with the harrowing aftereffects of 9/11, but this is not the whole story. He skillfully incorporates those awful events into a human story that deals with ... Read full review

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Not Much Here.
An overstudied, simplistic novel.... feels very "Masters Degree" in it's writing style, very "precious" without having much to say. The language is nothing special. No Updike here
. Just a story that feels like "a story" rather than something richer, more literate, more unique.  

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Scott Lasser is a graduate of Dartmouth College, the University of Michigan, and the Wharton School. His novels include Battle Creek and All I Could Get. A native of Detroit, he lives with his family in Aspen, Colorado.

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