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The Cousins

Authors: Jaffe, Rona
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC044000, FIC045000, FIC019000
ISBN: 9780698150928, Related ISBNs: 0698150929, 9780698150928
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 312,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: From the “master storyteller”* of The Best of Everything comes a wise and wonderful novel of family loyalties (and disloyalties).
 
Olivia is a twice-divorced New Yorker from a large extended family who grew up together on a magnificent summer estate, Mandelay. Although the cousins have scattered across the country, following sharply divergent paths, memories of their shared childhood continue to resonate, shaping their lives and decisions. When they’re together, they long for a vanished past, but alone Olivia must face a family legacy of lies, infidelity and tragedy.
 
The Cousins is a sweeping saga that richly portrays the secrets we keep from family and from ourselves, from an author who voiced the experience of a generation.
 
PRAISE FOR RONA JAFFE
 
“Reading Rona Jaffe is like being presented with a Cartier watch: you know exactly what you’re getting and it’s exactly what you want.”—*Cosmopolitan
 
“Vivid and trenchant… Wry and very readable… A minor genius.”—New York Times Book Review
 
“Jaffe has not lost her wit, her keen eye for human frailties and her ear for the small but telling remark.”—Publishers Weekly
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