Red Hook Road

Red Hook Road

Audiobook CD - 2010
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Over the course of four summers, two families, the Tetherlys and the Copakens, endure countless bouts of tragedy, only to find redemption in the most unlikely of places.
Publisher: [United States] : Random House, Inc., 2010.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780307735393
Characteristics: 10 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

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maipenrai
Sep 13, 2014

*** stars. In the aftermath of a devastating wedding day, two families, the Tetherlys and the Copakens, find their lives unraveled by unthinkable loss. The bride and groom are killed within an hour of their marriage. Over the course of the next four summers in Red Hook, Maine, they struggle to bridge differences of class and background to honor the memory of the couple. Ms. Waldman explores the unique and personal ways in which each character responds to the tragedy, from the budding romance between the two surviving children, Ruthie and Matt, to the struggling marriage between Iris, a high strung professor in New York, and her husband Daniel, to the embittered mother who resents any attempts at reconciliation. ***** This novel looks at how five people attempt to respond to the loss of the two "golden children" of their families. According to Elizabeth Kubler Ross, there are 5 stages of grief: 1. Denial. 2. Anger 3. Bargaining. 4. Depression. 5. Acceptance. This novel finds all of these aspects in different people at different stages in the four years. I found myself wanting to know if or when acceptance would arrive for each survivor. Recommend

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becker
Dec 02, 2011

This is a story about the connections that are made between two different families who are dealing with a mutual tragedy. It is a slow moving book filled with details but there is a very nice story here for those who are patient enough to slow down and take it all in.

mayfairlady Nov 11, 2010

Narrator does a good job.

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