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Immortalists - by Chloe Benjamin (Hardcover)

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A Washington Post Notable Book An NPR Book of the YearAn Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the YearA Lit Hub Favorite Book of the YearA LibraryReads Top 10 Book of the YearINSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“A captivating family saga.”—The New York Times Book Review“You won’t be able to put it down.”The Skimm (Skimm Reads Pick)“This literary family saga is perfect for fans of Celeste Ng and Donna Tartt.”—People Magazine (Book of the Week)“A sprawling, enchanting family saga.”—Entertainment Weekly (The Must List)A dazzling family love story reminiscent of Everything I Never Told You from a novelist heralded by Lorrie Moore as a “great new talent.”If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life?It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes.The prophecies inform their next five decades. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love in '80s San Francisco; dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy; eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality.A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.
Number of Pages: 346
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary, Family Life, Coming of Age
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Age Range: Adult
Book theme: General
Author: Chloe Benjamin
Language: English
Street Date: January 9, 2018
TCIN: 52940286
UPC: 9780735213180
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-3535
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overall: 3 out of 5 stars, see all reviews

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Not my cup of tea

(would not recommend)
2 out of 5 stars
AKR1900 6 months ago
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The writing is decent but it felt like she just took four contraverstal topics and quilted them together. It's more like 4 short stories than one cohesive book and it was depressing without much in the way of hope or redemption. There were also characters I was interested in that just felt forgotten...see moreof the reviewer's review
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