Living room : a novel

by Rachel Sherman.

The follow-up to her highly praised debut story collection,The First Hurt, Rachel Sherman’sLiving Roomis a beautiful and disarmingly direct portrait of a family in trouble. With the tone of a modern-day JewishThe Ice Stormset in Long Island, imbued with Alice Munro’s fascination with personal history,Living Roomis a deep exploration of the ripple effects of mental illness on a family, as well as a look at generational differences in mating and marriage, and a wry, wise look at suburban angst.


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Journeys of the Mind: FictionPosted March 30, 2011