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Publisher Description

"ThisBeautiful Life is a gripping, potent and blisteringly well-written story offamily, dilemma, and consequence. . . . I read this book with white-knuckledurgency, and I finished it in tears. Helen Schulman is an absolutely brilliantnovelist." —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love
 
Theevents of a single night shatter one family’s sense of security and identity inthis provocative and deeply affecting domestic drama from Helen Schulman, theacclaimed author of A Day at the Beach and Out of Time. In thetradition of Lionel Shriver, Sue Miller, and Laura Moriarty, Schulman crafts abrilliantly observed portrait of parenting and modern life, cunningly exploringour most deeply-held convictions and revealing the enduring strengths thatemerge in the face of crisis.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2011
August 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Harper
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
615.4
KB

Customer Reviews

maryx7 ,

This Beautiful Life

Found the parents unsympathetic characters, irresponsible and even unlikeable. The ending left me unsatisfied.

Liked that the topic was so current and the story is a good cautionary tale.

musicgreat ,

This Beautiful Life

What a disappointing ending! Don't waste your money.

Tisharesabi ,

Overrated and over advertised

I gave up on this book. That is something I normally don't do. It's very hard to follow and there is just too many irrelevant details.I didn't even make it too the end and I'm very dissatisfied with that. I expect this to be at a used bookstore being sold for a dollar. Sorry I call them like I see them.

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