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Remedies by [Ledger, Kate]
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Length: 384 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Starred Review. Ledger's accomplished debut offers a compelling view of married life through the prism of unacknowledged grief. Baltimore physician Simon Bear is a confident, magnanimous man with an inflated view of himself and his abilities. His wife, Emily, a star public relations executive, handles corporate crises with an ease, but can't find a way to connect with their moody adolescent daughter, Jamie. While the Bears outwardly appear an enviably successful couple, neither Simon nor Emily has ever resolved the tragic and early death of their firstborn. Simon buries himself in work and with all-consuming hobbies (his latest is winemaking). Emily, too, is consumed by work, though she's privately devastated about her shortcomings as a mother and tempted by another man. Jamie, meanwhile, presses her mother's buttons, knowing she can never make up for the loss of the dead brother she never knew. Ledger follows the trajectory from achievement to failure with rare insight, suggesting that it is through Jamie that Simon and Emily can find redemption. An impressive portrait of a family in crisis, executed with finesse and assurance. (Aug.)
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"Beautiful, funny, and heartbreaking. My copy is fat with all of the corners that I folded down on pages that I will want to read again."
-Elizabeth Evans

"This is a taut and elegant book, and an impressive literary debut."
-Roxana Robinson

"Kate Ledger explores the margins of science and marriage with a surgeon's precision and a magician's sleight of hand, in prose that is clear, seductive, and sure. A wonderful surprise from an exciting new writer."
-J. Robert Lennon, author of Castle

Product details

  • File Size: 858 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (August 7, 2009)
  • Publication Date: August 20, 2009
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002KS3AP2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,083,130 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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