No book but the world : a novel / Leah Hager Cohen.
- ISBN: 9781594486036 (hardback)
- ISBN: 1594486034 (hardback)
- Description: 304 pages ; 24 cm
- Publisher: New York City : Riverhead Hardcover, A Member of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.
- 3 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).
- 1 copy at Gloucester. (Show all copies)
4 current holds with 10 total copies.
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|Gloucester||Adult New Books||New FICTION/ Cohen (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Beverly Main||NEW||Fiction/ Cohen (Text to phone)||On holds shelf||-|
|Lynnfield||Adult Fiction||Fiction / Cohen, L. (Text to phone)||Checked out||10/06/2014|
|Marblehead||Adult On Order||On Order 168888 (Text to phone)||On order||-|
|Peabody Main||Adult New Fiction||NEW Fiction/ Cohen (Text to phone)||On holds shelf||-|
|Reading||Adult New Fiction||NEW FICTION COH (Text to phone)||Checked out||10/15/2014|
|Salem||Adult Fiction||FIC/ COHEN (Text to phone)||In transit||-|
|Saugus||Adult Fiction||FIC Cohen (Text to phone)||Checked out||10/07/2014|
|Swampscott||Harris Room||Fic Cohen,L.H. (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Wakefield||Adult NEW Fiction (Front Lobby)||FICTION Cohen, L. (Text to phone)||Available||-|
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|Summary:|| " A gripping, morally complex novel that asks: How much do grown siblings owe one another? At the edge of a woods, on the grounds of a defunct "free school," Ava and her brother, Fred, shared a dreamy and seemingly idyllic childhood-a world defined largely by their imaginations and the presence of each other. Decades later, then, when Ava learns that her brother is being held in a county jail for a shocking crime, she is frantic to piece together what actually happened. Fred has always been different, certainly impaired, never evaluated. Their parents frowned upon labels and diagnoses as much as they did formal instruction and societal constraints. Now, however, the parents are gone, the siblings grown apart, a boy is dead and Fred in jail, and Ava is forced to wonder: is it her job to save her brother? What is our obligation to those we love-and to those we find difficult to love? Convinced that she alone will be able to reach him and explain his innocence to the world, Ava endeavors to tell their enthralling story. Leah Hager Cohen brings her trademark intelligence and grace to a rich, morally ambiguous story that suggests we may ultimately fathom one another best not with facts alone, but through our imaginations. "-- Provided by publisher.
"A literary novel about adult siblings, a sister and her autistic brother, and what happens when the brother is accused of the murder of a local boy - who is truly responsible, and could it have been avoided if the brother had been treated differently by his parents, by his sister, by society?"-- Provided by publisher.
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