The Family Markowitz

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Aug 22, 2005 - Fiction - 280 pages
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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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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

With wit, panache, and genuine affection for her characters, Goodman (Total Immersion, 1989) offers a saga of an archetypal Jewish-American family. Though ostensibly a novel, many of the ``chapters ... Read full review

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User Review  - laytonwoman3rd - LibraryThing

Goodman has a similar talent to Elizabeth Strout's--you can hear her characters speaking out loud in your head as you read. I absolutely loved her Kaaterskill Falls, but I'm glad I read that one first ... Read full review

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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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