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All I Love and Know - A Novel

Judith Frank

With the storytelling power of Wally Lamb and the emotional fidelity of Lorrie Moore, this is the searing drama of an American family on the brink of dissolution, one that explores adoption, gay marriage, and true love lost and found For years, Matthew Greene and Daniel Rosen have enjoyed a contented domestic life in Northampton, Massachusetts. Opposites in many ways, they have grown together and made their relationship work. But when they learn that Daniel's twin brother and sister-in-law have been killed in a Jerusalem bombing, their lives are suddenly, utterly transformed. The deceased couple have left behind two young children, and their shocked and grieving families must decide who will raise six-year-old Gal and baby Noam. When it becomes clear that Daniel's brother and sister-in-law had wanted Matt and Daniel to be the children's guardians, the two men find themselves confronted by challenges that strike at the heart of their relationship. What is Matt's place in an extended family that does not completely accept him or the commitment he and Daniel have made? How do Daniel's complex feelings about Israel and this act of terror affect his ability to recover from his brother's death? And what kind of parents can these two men really be to children who have lost so much? The impact that this instant new family has on Matt, Daniel, and their relationship is subtle and heartbreaking, yet not without glimmers of hope. They must learn to reinvent and redefine their bond in profound, sometimes painful ways. How does a family become strong enough to stay together and endure when its very basis has drastically changed? And are there limits to honesty or commitment-or love?

With the storytelling power of Wally Lamb and the emotional fidelity of Lorrie Moore, this is the searing drama of an American family on the brink of dissolution, one that explores adoption, gay marriage, and true love lost and found For years, Matthew Greene and Daniel Rosen have enjoyed a contented domestic life in Northampton, Massachusetts. Opposites in many ways, they have grown together and made their relationship work. But when they learn that Daniel's twin brother and sister-in-law have been killed in a Jerusalem bombing, their lives are suddenly, utterly transformed. The deceased couple have left behind two young children, and their shocked and grieving families must decide who will raise six-year-old Gal and baby Noam. When it becomes clear that Daniel's brother and sister-in-law had wanted Matt and Daniel to be the children's guardians, the two men find themselves confronted by challenges that strike at the heart of their relationship. What is Matt's place in an extended family that does not completely accept him or the commitment he and Daniel have made? How do Daniel's complex feelings about Israel and this act of terror affect his ability to recover from his brother's death? And what kind of parents can these two men really be to children who have lost so much? The impact that this instant new family has on Matt, Daniel, and their relationship is subtle and heartbreaking, yet not without glimmers of hope. They must learn to reinvent and redefine their bond in profound, sometimes painful ways. How does a family become strong enough to stay together and endure when its very basis has drastically changed? And are there limits to honesty or commitment-or love?
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

With the storytelling power of Wally Lamb and the emotional fidelity of Lorrie Moore, this is the searing drama of an American family on the brink of dissolution, one that explores adoption, gay marriage, and true love lost and found For years, Matthew Greene and Daniel Rosen have enjoyed a contented domestic life in Northampton, Massachusetts. Opposites in many ways, they have grown together and made their relationship work. But when they learn that Daniel's twin brother and sister-in-law have been killed in a Jerusalem bombing, their lives are suddenly, utterly transformed. The deceased couple have left behind two young children, and their shocked and grieving families must decide who will raise six-year-old Gal and baby Noam. When it becomes clear that Daniel's brother and sister-in-law had wanted Matt and Daniel to be the children's guardians, the two men find themselves confronted by challenges that strike at the heart of their relationship. What is Matt's place in an extended family that does not completely accept him or the commitment he and Daniel have made? How do Daniel's complex feelings about Israel and this act of terror affect his ability to recover from his brother's death? And what kind of parents can these two men really be to children who have lost so much? The impact that this instant new family has on Matt, Daniel, and their relationship is subtle and heartbreaking, yet not without glimmers of hope. They must learn to reinvent and redefine their bond in profound, sometimes painful ways. How does a family become strong enough to stay together and endure when its very basis has drastically changed? And are there limits to honesty or commitment-or love?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Peter Berkrot

Length:

15h 28m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:24


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

43:41


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

54:10


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

54:46


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

50:54


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

29:21


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

39:25


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

37:01


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

40:04


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

43:04


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

38:17


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

44:27


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

25:43


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

46:11


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

41:45


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

01:03:57


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

49:22


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

53:56


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

01:29:39


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

01:10:34


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

11:22


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

00:37