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The Resource Prayers for the living : a novel, Alan Cheuse ; foreword by Tova Mirvis

Prayers for the living : a novel, Alan Cheuse ; foreword by Tova Mirvis

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Prayers for the living : a novel
Title
Prayers for the living
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Alan Cheuse ; foreword by Tova Mirvis
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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Summary
Presented in a series of conversations between grandmother Minnie Bloch and her companions, Alan Cheuse, National Public Radio commentator on All Things Considered, unfolds a layered family portrait of three generations of the Bloch family, whose membersare collapsing under everyday burdens and brutal betrayals. Her son Manny is a renowned, almost legendary rabbi. Respected by his congregants and surrounded by family, no one suspects that he yearns for a life of greater personal glory, but when an oracular bird delivers what Manny believes to be a message from his deceased father, he abandons his congregation in pursuit of a life in business and his entire life spirals out of control. As Manny's fortunes rise in the corporate realm, he falls deeper intoan affair with a congregant, a Holocaust survivor, his wife sinks deeper into alcoholism and depression and his daughter, traumatized by a sexual scandal at college, makes Manny the target of a plot to shatter his newly found empire. The devoted family matriarch, Minnie, observes and recounts the tragic downfall of her family, unable to save them from themselves
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Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10410790
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Prayers for the living : a novel, Alan Cheuse ; foreword by Tova Mirvis
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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
6049224
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9781941493007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781941493007
  • (OCoLC)885224599
Label
Prayers for the living : a novel, Alan Cheuse ; foreword by Tova Mirvis
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
6049224
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9781941493007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781941493007
  • (OCoLC)885224599

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