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Kimberly Farr,Ayelet Waldman
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978-0307735393
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Random House Audio; Unabridged edition (July 13, 2010)
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Red Hook Road Audio CD – Audiobook, Unabridged. by Ayelet Waldman (Author), Kimberly Farr (Narrator). AYELET WALDMAN is the author of Daughter’s Keeper, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, and the New York Times bestseller Bad Mother

Red Hook Road Audio CD – Audiobook, Unabridged. AYELET WALDMAN is the author of Daughter’s Keeper, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, and the New York Times bestseller Bad Mother. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, New York, Elle, Vogue, and other publications, and on Salon. She and her husband, the novelist Michael Chabon, live in Berkeley, California, with their four children.

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Читает Kimberly Farr. Мгновенный доступ к вашим любимым книгам без обязательной ежемесячной платы. As lyrical as a sonata, Ayelet Waldman’s follow-up novel to Love and Other Impossible Pursuits explores the aftermath of a family tragedy. Set on the coast of Maine over the course of four summers, Red Hook Road tells the story of two families, the Tetherlys and the Copakens, and of the ways in which their lives are unraveled and stitched together by misfortune, by good intentions and failure, and by love and calamity.

Narrated by Kimberly Farr. As lyrical as a sonata, Ayelet Waldman’s follow-up novel to Love and Other Impossible Pursuits explores the aftermath of a family tra.

Narrator Kimberly Farr’s performance captures the passion and emotional depth in these struggling characters with a multilayered, nuanced delivery that reflects the thoughtful process the characters undergo as they evolve with their changing roles. Despite a few flaws, this Vacationland story is the quintessential escape.

Ayelet Waldman is the author of A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life, Love and Treasure, Red Hook Road and The New York Times bestseller Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities and Occasional.

Ayelet Waldman is the author of A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life, Love and Treasure, Red Hook Road and The New York Times bestseller Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities and Occasional Moments of Grace. Her novel Love and Other Impossible Pursuits was made into a film starring Natalie Portman.

Ayelet Waldman is the author of Red Hook Road, Love and Treasure and the New York Times bestseller Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities and Occasional Moments of Grace. Her personal essays have been published in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Vogue, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.

It was more than nine months since he had packed up his belongings and moved out of their apartment in New York-long enough to gestate and give birth to a baby-and yet Iris still felt as if she were. stuck in the first trimester of her separation from her husband, lonely, lost, unable to grasp the ramifications of her new situation. Iris made a pot of tea, but instead of drinking it, she held her mug in her hand and drifted from room to room

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As lyrical as a sonata, Ayelet Waldman’s follow-up novel to Love and Other Impossible Pursuits explores the aftermath of a family tragedy. Set on the coast of Maine over the course of four summers, Red Hook Road tells the story of two families, the Tetherlys and the Copakens, and of the ways in which their lives are unraveled and stitched together by misfortune, by good intentions and failure, and by love and calamity. A marriage collapses under the strain of a daughter’s death; two bereaved siblings find comfort in one another; and an adopted young girl breathes new life into her family with her prodigious talent for the violin. As she writes with obvious affection for these unforgettable characters, Ayelet Waldman skillfully interweaves life’s finer pleasures—music and literature—with the more mundane joys of living. Within these resonant pages, a vase filled with wildflowers or a cold beer on a hot summer day serve as constant reminders that it’s often the little things that make life so precious.From the Hardcover edition.
  • I wasn't thrilled that the book began with a horrible tragedy, but it soon moved into the effects of the tragedy on all the family members, and how their relationships with each other changed. It was an up close and personal look into how grief changes people. The characters were likable, and I hated that they were hurting. The climax of the book is so suspenseful that my heart was beating double time. I also loved the introduction of a professional musician into the mix and the influence he had on a young Cambodian adoptee. I've heard other readers criticize the very thorough details of everything physical in the book. I loved it because I have not been to Maine and felt like I could picture everything perfectly. This would make a dynamite movie.

  • I feel somewhat inadequate reviewing a book that was given such a great review by Pat Conroy, however I only read it because of his review. I give it 5 stars because it has all the elements of fine literature: excellent plot, exquisite writing, seemingly seamless editing and the form of classic literature. Although I typically am somewhat "macho" in my reading selections I found this story told by a woman and primarily about women to be engrossing. The story line starts with a tragedy and then follows the lives of the people who live in a small town in Maine and their interactions with the wealthy of New York who spend their summers here. The locals depend, in part, on earning enough money from the summer work for the visitors to sustain them for the other nine months of the year so there is a real division in class. However, when the children of both groups fall in love it complicates matters and makes for a great story. The book follows the action only during the summer months of three consecutive years and studies the interactions of the classes while introducing a child prodigy violinist, her teacher who is an old maestro and a variety of others. I felt like I knew these people after reading the book and I think you will too. Relationships, values, love, hate, grief, recovery and all the other facets of life are caught in this fine effort from Waldman. And, I wish I had not read the flyleaf and everything had been a surprise but even having done that the book was fascinating.

  • I read and enjoyed Ayelet Waldman's last book Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (which was later made into a movie with Natalie Portman). The only problem I had with that book was a bit of trouble liking the flawed main character. (Don't get me wrong; I like complicated MC's, but I struggled with this one.)

    I did not have that problem with Red Hook Road. The chapters alternate character's perspectives, which I love. (I wrote Monsoon Season that way.) The story is told in omniscient, actually, so while each chapter focuses on a different character, there's quite a bit of head-hopping within each chapter. I'm pretty sure my writing professors would say she broke some "rules", but I'd say this is a good example that a good writer can ignore all the rules she wants.

    The plot sounds a bit morbid: in the first chapter, a bride a groom die in a car wreck on their way to the reception. As the story unfolds, the two very different families try to figure out how to relate to one another, while wondering whether they really have to. It's blue collar vs. white collar; out-of-towner vs, local; stoic vs. emotional. But in the end, their grief unites them and the love for family is a common thread.

    I'm happy to see Waldman has another book, Daughter's Keeper, which I'll read very soon.

    -Katie O'Rourke, author of Monsoon Season

  • I must admit it took me three tries before I was able to get through this book -- but I am so glad that I persevered, because it turned out to be one of the best books I've read this year! Red Hook Road is the story that begins with tragedy and it depicts the journey of two families as they learn to live through their grief. The author's writing is beautiful. I seldom give five-star ratings, but this book is completely deserving.

  • Full of complex figures this book is about death, struggle and the coming together of two families
    Members of our book club read this and most of the members did not like Iris, but understood her
    and the reasons she did what she did. The book made for some interesting conversation for 1 1/2 hrs.

  • A study into the lives of two families in Maine - Copakens and Tetherly. The Copakens (matriarch Iris, father Daniel, sister Ruthie and grandfather Mr. Kimmelbrod) think they are a definite cut above the Tetherly's (mother Jane, brother Matt, and grandniece Samantha). Becca Copaken marries John Tetherly and within an hour of the nuptials, they are killed in an auto accident. Jane and Iris do not get along together and Ruthie and Matt find that they have much in common. Samantha is totally inspired by violin music with Mr. Kimmelbrod. This is a very good book; however, I found Iris to be manipulative and pushy and very unlikeable.

  • Loved that most if the story took place along the Maine coast and during the summer months. Family was also such an important part of the story.

  • As a resident of Maine (transplanted) who experiences the annual influx of "summer people", I loved this book. It has everything: a gripping premise, believable characters, the wondrous Maine shoreline as a setting, and luscious prose. I couldn't put it down. I have already given the book as a gift to a few others who found it as compelling as I did and would recommend it to anyone who loves a good read and maybe a good cry to boot.