The Book of Life

By Stuart Nadler (Trade Paperback, 2012)
These stunning tales about family, identity, and the lives of American Jews in the new century mark the debut of a spectacularly gifted writer.

Forced together on a trip from Manhattan to Rhode Island, a father and son attempt to renew their bond over lobster, cigarettes, and a buried secret. A pure-hearted artist finds his devotion cruelly tested, while his true love tries to repent for the biggest mistake of her life. Unwittingly thrust into an open marriage, a man struggles to reconnect with his newly devout son. And in the book's daring first story, an arrogant businessman begins a forbidden affair during the High Holidays.

Written in clear, crystalline prose, The Book of Life comprises seven stunning tales about faith, family, grief, love, temptation, and redemption that signal the arrival of a bold and exciting new writer.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $19.99 US/$22.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316248167

    • On Sale Date: 12/21/2012

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    • Imprint: Reagan Arthur / Back Bay Books

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book, Trade Paperback

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These stunning tales about family, identity, and the lives of American Jews in the new century mark the debut of a spectacularly gifted writer.

Forced together on a trip from Manhattan to Rhode Island, a father and son attempt to renew their bond over lobster, cigarettes, and a buried secret. A pure-hearted artist finds his devotion cruelly tested, while his true love tries to repent for the biggest mistake of her life. Unwittingly thrust into an open marriage, a man struggles to reconnect with his newly devout son. And in the book's daring first story, an arrogant businessman begins a forbidden affair during the High Holidays.

Written in clear, crystalline prose, The Book of Life comprises seven stunning tales about faith, family, grief, love, temptation, and redemption that signal the arrival of a bold and exciting new writer.

Stuart Nadler is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where he was awarded a Truman Capote Fellowship and a Teaching-Writing Fellowship. Recently, he was the Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin. His fiction has appeared in The Atlantic.

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  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $19.99 US/$22.99 CAN
  • Pages: 320
  • Physical Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316248167
  • On Sale Date: 12/21/2012
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