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The Birthdays

(2006)
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"Captivating, moving, painfully funny, and so very, very true." - Julia Glass

On an island off the coast of Maine, the Miller family reunites to celebrate the father's seventy-fifth birthday. Each of the adult children is expecting a first child, and at the same time each is at a major crossroads in life. The eldest, Daniel, still reeling from a car accident that has left him a paraplegic, is also grappling with the fact that his wife had to be artificially inseminated. Jake, the middle child, discovers that his wife is carrying twins after many trying years of fertility treatments. Hilary - the free-spirited youngest daughter - arrives in Maine five months pregnant with no identifiable father in sight. As the family gathers, something shattering happens from which no one will emerge the same. The Birthdays deftly explores the myriad ways of seeking sustenance after disappointment or loss. Reading group guide included.


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May 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Birthdays: A Novel
Author(s): Heidi Pitlor
ISBN: 0-393-06127-2 / 978-0-393-06127-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton
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May 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Birthdays: A Novel
Author(s): Heidi Pitlor
ISBN: 0-393-32993-3 / 978-0-393-32993-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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June 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Birthdays
Author(s): Heidi Pitlor
ISBN: 0-571-22818-6 / 978-0-571-22818-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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June 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Birthdays
Author(s): Heidi Pitlor
ISBN: 0-571-22817-8 / 978-0-571-22817-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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August 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Birthdays
Author(s): Heidi Pitlor
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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