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Long Island compromise

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"In 1983, a wealthy businessman named Carl Fletcher is kidnapped from his driveway in the nicest part of Long Island, brutalized, and held for ransom. He is returned to his wife and kids less than a week later, only slightly the worse for wear, and the family begins the hard work of trying to move on with their lives and resume their prized places in the saga of the American dream, coming to understand that though their money may have been what put them in danger, it is also what guaranteed them their safety in the end. But forty years later, when Carl's mother dies and the family comes home to mourn her, it becomes clear that nobody ever really got over anything. Carl's wife, Ruth, has spent her potential protecting her husband's emotional health. Theirthree grown children are each a mess: Nathan cannot seem to advance at his law firm and may have made a terrible investment with his trust fund; Beamer, a Hollywood screenwriter, will consume anything-substance, foodstuff, women-in order to numb his own perpetual terror; and Jenny has spent her life so bent on proving that she is not a product of the family's pathology that she comes to define it. Then there's Carl himself, the prickly, still-terrified father, who has been secretly seeking closure to thematter of his kidnapping for years, and the unthinkable act he commits that will alter the family's path forever"--

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  • 2 of 38 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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198 current holds with 38 total copies.

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Bedford Free Library FIC BRO (Text)
New Book
31002150852829
Checked out
07/27/2024
Briarcliff Manor Public Library FICTION BRODESSER-AKNER (Text)
New Fiction
31036151023865
On holds shelf
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Chappaqua Library FICTION BRODESSER-AKNER (Text)
New Fiction
31005154379061
Checked out
07/26/2024
Chappaqua Library FICTION BRODESSER-AKNER (Text)
New Fiction
31005154379079
Checked out
07/24/2024
Chappaqua Library FICTION BRODESSER-AKNER (Text)
Express Item
COMPRR
Available Soon
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Croton Free Library FICTION/BRODESSER-AKNER (Text)
New Fiction
31006151977006
Checked out
07/25/2024
Dobbs Ferry Public Library BRODESSER-AKNER (Text)
New Book
31007151490867
On holds shelf
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Eastchester Public Library FICTION BRODESSER-AKNER (Text)
Express Item
31008152698821
Available
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Eastchester Public Library FICTION BRODESSER-AKNER (Text)
New Fiction
31008152727703
Checked out
07/25/2024
Eastchester Public Library FICTION BRODESSER-AKNER (Text)
New Fiction
31008152728180
On holds shelf
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