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No book but the world : a novel / Leah Hager Cohen.

Cohen, Leah Hager. (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9781594486036 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 1594486034 (hardback)
  • Description: 304 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York City : Riverhead Hardcover, A Member of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.

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Current holds

2 current holds with 11 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult New Books New FICTION/ Cohen (Text to phone) Checked out 10/20/2014
Beverly Main NEW Fiction/ Cohen (Text to phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Fiction Fiction / Cohen, L. (Text to phone) Mending -
Marblehead Adult New Fiction NEW FICTION COHEN, LEAH 2014 (Text to phone) Checked out 10/31/2014
Peabody Main Adult New Fiction NEW Fiction/ Cohen (Text to phone) Available -
Reading Adult New Fiction NEW FICTION COH (Text to phone) Available -
Salem Adult Fiction FIC/ COHEN (Text to phone) In transit -
Saugus Adult Fiction FIC Cohen (Text to phone) On holds shelf -
Swampscott Harris Room Fic Cohen,L.H. (Text to phone) Available -
Wakefield Adult NEW Fiction (Front Lobby) FICTION Cohen, L. (Text to phone) Checked out 11/14/2014
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Content descriptions

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.
Subject: Brothers and Sisters > Fiction.
Autism > Fiction.
Murderers > Fiction.
Family life > Fiction.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Fiction.

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