Friday, November 2, 2007

check it out! books

I just read a wonderful new novel by Helen Schulman called A Day at the Beach. The novel takes place in the 24 hours immediately before and after the terrible tragedy of September 11, 2001. The Falktoph family, she a dancer, he a coreographer, live with their two year old son in a loft apartment directly across from the twin towers. As the city is laid bare so is the relationship and marriage of this couple. I had read Don DeLillo's Falling Man in late summer and that too captures the emotional landscape of a few people following the events of September 11th. But I liked Schulman's book much better.

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