Jamie Weisman - We Are Gathered

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Weisman, author of the memoir As I Live and Breathe, makes her fiction debut with the story of the interfaith wedding of Elizabeth, a recent Emory Law School graduate and member of one of Atlanta’s elite Jewish families, to Hank, a gentile from elsewhere. Narrated by six of the one-hundred-and fifty guests at the ceremony—plus the mother of the bride—the novel veers from the expected account of a young couple and their challenges to become a rich tapestry of different voices, each commenting on the immediate events while recounting their own histories. This vivid and surprising cast includes Elizabeth’s childhood best friend, now a slightly cynical film scout; her great-aunt, a Holocaust survivor still suffering the aftereffects of the trauma; and Elizabeth’s mother, reflecting on her own youthful mistakes regarding love.

 

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Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
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$24.00
ISBN: 9781328793294
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - June 5th, 2018

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