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Strangers and cousins : a novel

Author: Leah Hager Cohen
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Penguin Audio, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Fiction : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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"A perfect summer novel: funny and tender but also provocative and wise ... One of the most hopeful and insightful novels I've read in years."-Ron Charles, The Washington Post"Serious yet joyous comedy, reminiscent of the Pultizer-winning Less" - Out MagazineA novel about what happens when an already sprawling family hosts an even larger and more chaotic wedding: an entertaining story about family, culture, memory,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
Audiobooks
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Leah Hager Cohen
ISBN: 9781984839435 1984839438
OCLC Number: 1101426037
Performer(s): Read by the author.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file (11 hr., 34 min., 49 sec.)) : digital
Responsibility: Leah Hager Cohen.

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"A perfect summer novel: funny and tender but also provocative and wise ... One of the most hopeful and insightful novels I've read in years."-Ron Charles, The Washington Post"Serious yet joyous comedy, reminiscent of the Pultizer-winning Less" - Out MagazineA novel about what happens when an already sprawling family hosts an even larger and more chaotic wedding: an entertaining story about family, culture, memory, and community.In the seemingly idyllic town of Rundle Junction, Bennie and Walter are preparing to host the wedding of their eldest daughter Clem. A marriage ceremony at their beloved, rambling home should be the happiest of occasions, but Walter and Bennie have a secret. A new community has moved to Rundle Junction, threatening the social order and forcing Bennie and Walter to confront uncomfortable truths about the lengths they would go to to maintain harmony. Meanwhile, Aunt Glad, the oldest member of the family, arrives for the wedding plagued by long-buried memories of a scarring event that occurred when she was a girl in Rundle Junction. As she uncovers details about her role in this event, the family begins to realize that Clem's wedding may not be exactly what it seemed. Clever, passionate, artistic Clem has her own agenda. What she doesn't know is that by the end, everyone will have roles to play in this richly imagined ceremony of familial connection-a brood of quirky relatives, effervescent college friends, ghosts emerging from the past, a determined little mouse, and even the very group of new neighbors whose presence has shaken Rundle Junction to its core. With Strangers and Cousins, Leah Hager Cohen delivers a story of pageantry and performance, hopefulness and growth, and introduces a winsome, unforgettable cast of characters whose lives are forever changed by events that unfold and reverberate across generations.

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