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The Resource Holy lands : a novel, Amanda Sthers

Holy lands : a novel, Amanda Sthers

Label
Holy lands : a novel
Title
Holy lands
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Amanda Sthers
Creator
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
A witty, heartwarming, and heart-wrenching epistolary novel, soon to be a major motion picture starring James Caan, Rosanna Arquette, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, about a dysfunctional family--led by a Jewish pig farmer in Israel--struggling to love and accept each other. As comic as it is deeply moving, Holy Lands chronicles several months in the lives of an estranged family of colorful eccentrics. Harry Rosenmerck is an aging Jewish cardiologist who has left his thriving medical practice in New York--to raise pigs in Israel. His ex-wife, Monique, ruminates about their once happy marriage even as she quietly battles an aggressive illness. Their son, David, an earnest and successful playwright, has vowed to reconnect with his father since coming out. Annabelle, their daughter, finds herself unmoored in Paris in the aftermath of a breakup. Harry eschews technology, so his family, spread out around the world, must communicate with him via snail mail. Even as they grapple with challenges, their correspondence sparkles with levity. They snipe at each other, volleying quips across the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and Europe, and find joy in unexpected sources. Holy Lands captures the humor and poignancy of an adult family striving to remain connected across time, geography, and radically different perspectives on life
Member of
Summary
Leaving a thriving medical practice in Paris to raise pigs in Israel, a Jewish cardiologist disconnects himself from modern technology, forcing his gay playwright son, heartbroken daughter and cancer-stricken wife to correspond strictly through written letters
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10748873
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
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Sthers, Amanda
Dewey number
843/.92
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
PQ2719.T44
LC item number
T4713 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
Target audience
adult
Label
Holy lands : a novel, Amanda Sthers
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1031431679
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
161 pages
Isbn
9781635572834
Lccn
2018015184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1031431679
Label
Holy lands : a novel, Amanda Sthers
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1031431679
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
161 pages
Isbn
9781635572834
Lccn
2018015184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1031431679

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