Loading, please wait...
:

product description page

Alice & Oliver (Reprint) (Paperback) (Charles Bock)

Alice & Oliver (Reprint) (Paperback) (Charles Bock) - image 1 of 1

About this item

The award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Children has created an unflinching yet deeply humane portrait of a young family’s journey through a medical crisis, laying bare a couple’s love and fears as they fight for everything that’s important to them. New York, 1993. Alice Culvert is a caring wife, a doting new mother, a loyal friend, and a soulful artist—a fashion designer who wears a baby carrier and haute couture with equal aplomb. In their loft in Manhattan’s gritty Meatpacking District, Alice and her husband, Oliver, are raising their infant daughter, Doe, delighting in the wonders of early parenthood. Their life together feels so vital and full of promise, which makes Alice’s sudden cancer diagnosis especially staggering. In the span of a single day, the couple’s focus narrows to the basic question of her survival. Though they do their best to remain brave, each faces enormous pressure: Oliver tries to navigate a labyrinthine healthcare system and handle their mounting medical bills; Alice tries to be hopeful as her body turns against her. Bracing themselves for the unthinkable, they must confront the new realities of their marriage, their strengths as partners and flaws as people, how to nourish love against all odds, and what it means to truly care for another person.  Inspired by the author’s life, Alice & Oliver is a deeply affecting novel written with stunning reserves of compassion, humor, and wisdom. Alice Culvert is an extraordinary character—a woman of incredible heart and spirit—who will remain in memory long after the final page. Praise for Alice & Oliver“This hauntingly powerful novel follows a family’s fight for survival in the face of illness. A stirring elegy to a marriage.”O: The Oprah Magazine“A rewarding reading experience . . . a testament to the resilience of humans and our willingness to forgive.”San Francisco Chronicle“The novel’s power is in its two characters’ messy negotiation of their fears, errors and shifting affections. . . . Bock offers a forceful reminder that there are plenty of roiling emotions underneath that till-death-do-us-part.”Los Angeles Times“[A] heart-wrenching story of a young couple whose lives change when Alice gets diagnosed with cancer . . . a refreshingly unsentimental look at the vicious disease.”Entertainment WeeklyAlice & Oliver [has a] tough-minded commitment to truth-telling.”The Washington Post“Even more than the meticulous details of drugs, treatments and side effects, Bock’s tender portrayal of [his characters] in all their desolation gives [Alic
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 401
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Charles Bock
Language: English
Street Date: April 18, 2017
TCIN: 51568011
UPC: 9780812980424
Item Number (DPCI): 248-26-2296
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
$12.23
MSRPReg: $18.00 Save $5.77 (32% off)
Shipping
In stock - free standard shipping with REDcard
Not in stores

Guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.


*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.