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ePub Abe Gilman's Ending download
Author:
Glenn Frank
ISBN13:
978-0825305115
ISBN:
082530511X
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Publisher:
Beaufort Books; 1 edition (January 1, 2010)
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Subcategory:
World Literature
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1943 kb
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1978 kb
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Rating:
4.1
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772

Abe Gilman's Ending is his first novel. Glenn Frank does an amazing job of telling two stories and keeps the reader guessing on how they connect. The connection is so fantastically unpredictable!

Abe Gilman's Ending is his first novel. He has received a Juris Doctor and a Master of Laws from Boston University, both in 1983. The connection is so fantastically unpredictable! I loved this book!

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Abe Gilman's ending : a novel. Abe Gilman's ending : a novel. by. Frank, Glenn, 1957-. Widowers - Fiction, Jewish men - Fiction, Long-term care facilities - Fiction. New York : Beaufort Books.

After the death of his beloved wife and a fall that leaves him wheelchair-bound, Abe Gilman thinks dying would be better than living out his days in a nursing home full of cranks and do-gooders who just won't leave him alone

After the death of his beloved wife and a fall that leaves him wheelchair-bound, Abe Gilman thinks dying would be better than living out his days in a nursing home full of cranks and do-gooders who just won't leave him alone. However, when a spirited new arrival begins to liven up the residents' routine days, Abe finds himself intrigued by the ambitious project the others undertake.

Beaufort Books, 2006. This novel, Glenn Frank’s first, is the story of a man and a boy who live in different places and different eras. Each faces his own struggles. Abe Gilman is an impatient but complex old man now living in a long-term care facility. He spends his days thinking of his spirited wife, whom he adored and who has died.

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He graduated from Northwestern University in 1912 and became Edward Filene's personal assistant, where he wrote two books on the side.

Kesselman plans 'Gilman's Ending'. NEW YORK - Writer Jonathan Kesselman is set to adapt Glenn Frank's prize-winning debut novel, "Abe Gilman's Ending," for the screen and will produce the project through his company Worldwide Media Conspiracy. Kesselman, the writer-director of "The Hebrew Hammer" and Nickelodeon Studios' upcoming comedy "The Orbit of Bob," will produce the feature with Frank. Ending" centers on a depressed man in a wheelchair forced to move to a nursing home after his wife dies.

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Recently widowed, confined to a wheelchair, and placed in an elderly-care facility, Abe Gilman wants no part in any of the activities of the other residents, preferring to live out his life in cynical near-isolation.But among those activities is a collective oral history project that two of the members, Samuel Hersh and Hannah Cohen, are attempting to turn into a book. The two of them fall in love while writing the intriguing story-within-a-story about the young man Elie Wasserman, whose father has disappeared during WWII. Is he alive or dead? Is he a hero or something very different? Hannah's sudden death drives Hersh to end Elie's story with the bitterness and depression he now feels. Gilman, a former teacher, has grown to respect the project, and rejoins life by offering an inspiring and effective ending, Abe Gilman's ending.Author Glenn Frank has structured this fine novel uniquely, telling it in alternating narratives and justifying two complementary endings. This is a major tour de force by a writer who deserves fiction readers' attention.
  • A nice, sweet story about the dreadful "aging" time of life...nothing wrong with the book...just forgettable. Save your money, and go see the movie, QUARTET.

  • Glenn Frank hits a home run with his first visit to the plate. This is a moving and compelling novel, a taut and involving story that's a kind of house of mirrors of reflections on reflections on the meaning of life, where form and content work beautifully together to tell an engrossing story. Think of this terrific novel as a combination of Isaac Bashevis Singer, O. Henry, and Tolstoy's Death of Ivan Ilych--there are probably better comparisons, but that's the closest I can get to right now. This is a must read for anyone who likes novels that make you both think and feel, and who like a stunning ending.

  • Author Glenn Frank gives us characters and settings so rich in emotional and historical reality that the reader feels transported to another time and place. The unique and wonderful use of parallel story lines hooks the reader from the beginning and never lets go, even as the stories converge in the books heartfelt and touching ending. This is a fantastic novel, which I highly recommend for anyone who enjoys a fresh new voice and engrossing stories that give insight into base humanity and it's many manifestations such as; discovery, loss, horror, love, honor, cruelty, respect and redemption.

  • Glenn Frank does an amazing job of telling two stories and keeps the reader guessing on how they connect. The connection is so fantastically unpredictable! I loved this book!

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  • This book is great. It evokes strong memories of a world at war and the human side of love, tragedy and redemption. It starts out with parallel stories decades apart and for a time the reader doesn't quite know how they're related. After a time you're investd in both story lines and it doesn't matter. The story comes together beautifully in the end and makes it a very rewarding experience.

  • Great story. Actually, I should say stories. Glenn Frank skillfully weaves two stories together and keeps us reading to find how they are linked and how they turn out.