I believe that when people die, they go to the same place as all the people who haven’t yet been born. That’s why it’s called the world to come, because that’s where they make the new souls for the future. And the reward when good people die is that they get to help make the people in their families who haven’t been born yet.
Extraordinary stories begin with an extraordinary moment – like when lonely divorcee Benjamin Ziskind steals a million-dollar painting during a singles’ cocktail event at a New York museum. Convinced that the painting used to hang on the wall of his family living room before his parents died, he seizes his chance in that split second to hold on to the family past in an uncertain present. So begins an awe-inspiring journey for Ben and his twin sister Sara, one that not only gives them reason to see both the painting and their parents in new and startling ways, but which also takes them to the very boundaries of life itself – in this world, and the world to come...
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Brilliantly imagined. -- Merle Rubin
Horn's deft touch is often wryly funny-but never maliciously so. . . . An accomplished work that beautifully explains how families-in all their maddening, smothering, supportive glory-create us. -- Natalie Danford
Brilliantly imagined.--Merle Rubin
Brilliantly imagined. --Merle Rubin
Brilliantly imagined. --Merle Rubin"
This book is the real thing. --Julia Livshin"
Symphonic and piercingly beautiful . . . the novel suspends us between emotions, never allowing any to become predominant, and we hang there in that indeterminate space, perfectly happy, hoping that the book will never end.--Bethany Scneider
Horn s deft touch is often wryly funny but never maliciously so. . . . An accomplished work that beautifully explains how families in all their maddening, smothering, supportive glory create us.--Natalie Danford"
This book is the real thing.--Julia Livshin
A deeply satisfying literary mystery and a funny-sad meditation on how the past haunts the present--and how we haunt the future.--Lev Grossman
Horn's deft touch is often wryly funny--but never maliciously so. . . . An accomplished work that beautifully explains how families--in all their maddening, smothering, supportive glory--create us.--Natalie Danford
Deeply sympathetic characters, an encyclopedic grasp of 20th-century history and a spiritual sense that sees through the conventional barriers between this life and the one to come--or the one before.--Ron Charles
Dara Horn was born in 1977. Her first novel, In the Image, received three major US awards including the National Jewish Book Award. Her most recent novel is The World to Come. She lives in New York City.
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Book Description Penguin, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 416 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0141027428