The Birthdays

The Birthdays

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
Reuniting to celebrate their father's seventy-fifth birthday, the Miller siblings, each of whom is expecting first children of their own, struggle with difficult life challenges, from the eldest's confinement in a wheelchair after a devastating accident, to the middle son's anticipation of twins, to the pregnant youngest daughter's single status.

Norton Pub
A beautifully told debut in the tradition of Sue Miller about a unique family on the brink of a new generation.

On an island off the coast of Maine, the Miller family reunites to celebrate the father's seventy-fifth birthday. Each of the adult children is expecting a first child, and at the same time each is at a major crossroads in life. The eldest, Daniel, still reeling from a car accident that has left him a paraplegic, is also grappling with the fact that his wife had to be artificially inseminated. Jake, the middle child, discovers that his wife is carrying twins after many trying years of fertility treatments. Hilarythe free-spirited youngest daughterarrives in Maine five months pregnant with no identifiable father in sight. As the family gathers, something shattering happens from which no one will emerge the same. The Birthdays deftly explores the myriad ways of seeking sustenance after disappointment or loss and announces the arrival of a poignant new voice in fiction.

Blackwell North Amer
On an island off the coast of Maine, the Miller family reunites to celebrate the father's seventy-fifth birthday. Each of the adult children is expecting his or her own first child. The eldest, Daniel, grapples with the fact that his wife had to be artificially inseminated. Jake, the middle child, discovers that his wife is carrying twins after many trying years of infertility treatments. Hilary - the free-spirited youngest daughter - arrives in Maine five months pregnant with no identifiable father in sight. Their coming together sets off a series of fireworks, and, after the weekend, none of the Millers will emerge the same. The Birthdays explores the myriad ways of seeking sustenance after disappointment and loss.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., [2006]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780393061277
0393061272
Branch Call Number: FIC Pitlor, H 2006
Characteristics: 355 pages ; 22 cm

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