Swell by Jill Eisenstadt audiobook

Swell: A Novel

By Jill Eisenstadt
Read by Courtney Patterson

Little, Brown & Company, Lee Boudreaux Books 9780316316903
7.55 Hours 1
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When Sue Glassman’s family needs a new home, Sue relents, after years of resisting, and agrees to convert to Judaism. In return, Sue’s father-in-law, Sy, buys the family—Sue, Dan, and their two daughters—a capacious but ramshackle beachfront house in Rockaway, Queens, a world away from the Glassmans’ cramped Tribeca apartment. The catch? Sy is moving in, too. And the house is haunted. On the weekend of Sue’s conversion party, ninety-year-old Rose, who (literally) got away with murder on the premises years earlier, shows up uninvited. Towing a suitcase-sized pocketbook, having escaped an assisted living facility in Forest Hills, Rose seems intent on moving back in. Enter neighbor Tim—formerly Timmy, a former lifeguard, former firefighter, and reformed alcoholic—who feels, for reasons even he can’t explain, inordinately protective of the Glassmans. The collective nervous breakdown occasioned by Rose’s return swells to operatic heights in an audiobook that charms and surprises on every page as it unflinchingly addresses the perils of living in a world rife with uncertainty.

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Summary

A Town & Country Magazine Pick of 16 Novels to Read This Summer

When Sue Glassman’s family needs a new home, Sue relents, after years of resisting, and agrees to convert to Judaism. In return, Sue’s father-in-law, Sy, buys the family—Sue, Dan, and their two daughters—a capacious but ramshackle beachfront house in Rockaway, Queens, a world away from the Glassmans’ cramped Tribeca apartment. The catch? Sy is moving in, too. And the house is haunted.

On the weekend of Sue’s conversion party, ninety-year-old Rose, who (literally) got away with murder on the premises years earlier, shows up uninvited. Towing a suitcase-sized pocketbook, having escaped an assisted living facility in Forest Hills, Rose seems intent on moving back in. Enter neighbor Tim—formerly Timmy, a former lifeguard, former firefighter, and reformed alcoholic—who feels, for reasons even he can’t explain, inordinately protective of the Glassmans.

The collective nervous breakdown occasioned by Rose’s return swells to operatic heights in an audiobook that charms and surprises on every page as it unflinchingly addresses the perils of living in a world rife with uncertainty.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Comic, dark…layered with ghosts and guilt and demons. It plays with our notions of heroes and heroism and jabs at our one-dimensional instinct to deify in the face of tragedy.” Village Voice
“Mordantly funny.” Tampa Bay Times
“With a pitch-perfect narrative voice and plenty of humor, Eisenstadt captures the lives of her Mets-loving and Yankee-hating characters in vivid detail.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Jill Eisenstadt

Author Bio: Jill Eisenstadt

Jill Eisenstadt is the author of the several novels, including From Rockaway and Kiss Out. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Vogue, Elle, Boston Review, New York Magazine, and BOMB.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English