The Good Life

The Good Life

Book - 2006 | 1st ed.
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In this bestselling novel, the author of Bright Lights, Big City unveils a story of love, family, conflicting desires, and catastrophic loss in a powerfully searing work of fiction.


Clinging to a semiprecarious existence in TriBeCa, Corrine and Russell Calloway have survived a separation and are wonderstruck by young twins whose provenance is nothing less than miraculous. Several miles uptown and perched near the top of the Upper East Side's social register, Luke McGavock has postponed his accumulation of wealth in an attempt to recover the sense of purpose now lacking in a life that often gives him pause. But on a September morning, brightness falls horribly from the sky, and people worlds apart suddenly find themselves working side by side at the devastated site.


Wise, surprising, and, ultimately, heart-stoppingly redemptive, The Good Life captures lives that allow us to see-through personal, social, and moral complexity-more clearly into the heart of things.

Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780375725456
Branch Call Number: FIC MCINERN
Characteristics: 353 p. ; 25 cm.


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Jan 14, 2017

I didn't read the jacket cover so it took me several very slow chapters to realize what this was warming up to. It was an OK read but I thought the author was more interested in using SAT words than telling a new or compelling story.


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