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The Family Markowitz

(1996)
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In The Family Markowitz, Allegra Goodman writes with wit and compassion of three generations of Markowitzes making their way in America. At the center is Rose, the cantankerous matriarch, who longs for her earlier life in London and Vienna but is now forced into dependency on her sons Ed, an academic expert on terrorism (ahead of his time!), and Henry, an artistic expatriate with a taste for antiques and postmodern poetry. Also in the family circle are Sarah, Ed's wife, who teaches creative writing and longs for a more literary life, and Sarah and Ed's daughter Miriam, a medical student who causes great alarm in her largely assimilated family by rediscovering Judaism.

Through her sharp-eyed observations of weddings, hospital vigils, holiday dinners, and other rituals of family life, Goodman writes about the Markowitzes from the inside, bringing each character to life.

 

Hardback Editions

October 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Family Markowitz
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
ISBN: 0-374-15321-3 / 978-0-374-15321-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux (T)
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

June 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Family Markowitz: Fiction
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
ISBN: 0-8129-8455-2 / 978-0-8129-8455-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Family Markowitz
Author(s): Allegra Goodman, Jane Hamilton
ISBN: 0-374-52939-6 / 978-0-374-52939-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Family Markowitz
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
ISBN: 0-671-01388-2 / 978-0-671-01388-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Family Markowitz: Fiction
Author(s): Allegra Goodman
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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