Eden

Jeanne Blasberg (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$24.95  $22.95
Publisher
She Writes Press
Publish Date
May 02, 2017
Dimensions
6.3 X 1.1 X 9.2 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781631522345
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About the Author

Jeanne Blasberg is a voracious observer of human nature and has kept a journal since childhood. After graduating from Smith College, she surprised everyone who knew her by embarking on a career in finance, making stops on Wall Street, Macy's and Harvard Business School, where she wrote case studies and business articles. A firm believer that you are never too old to change course, Jeanne enrolled at Grub Street, one of the country's pre-eminent creative writing centers, where she turned her attention to memoir and later fiction. Eden is her debut novel. Jeanne and her husband split their time between Boston and Westerly, RI. When not writing, she can be found playing squash, skiing, or taking in the sunset over Little Narragansett Bay. For book group questions and to learn more, please visit www.jeanneblasberg.com.

Reviews

"The 2000 summer season in fictional Long Harbor, Rhode Island, becomes the setting for a family reunion and the revelation of a long-held secret, not to mention the airing of more than a few resentments, in this debut novel. An engrossing, character-driven family saga."
--Kirkus

"Eden is [a] poignant and powerful debut novel."
--Reader Views

"With familial drama so mesmerizing and gripping from the first page, it's hard to believe that this is only Blasberg's first literary blessing to the world."
--Brit+Co

" . . . [A] beautifully written masterpiece that takes you on a historical journey inside a tormented family's summer home to reveal painful secrets, utter heartbreak, and major family drama. An inspiring first novel."
--Boston Herald

"A stirring historical novel perfect for women's fiction fans."
--Booklist

"Eden is not just another farewell-to-the-summer-house novel, but instead a masterfully interwoven family saga with indelible characters, unforgettable stories, and true pathos. Most impressive, there's not an ounce of fat on this excellent book."
--Anita Shreve, author of The Stars are Fire

"Eden is a heartbreaking novel about the wounds that are passed down through generations. Blasberg's voice is strong and clear, and her characters are so real--with their ambitions and their weaknesses, their good intentions and their resentments--that no reader is likely to forget them."
--Ivy Pochoda, author of Visitation Street

"Jeanne Blasbergยนs brilliant first novel conjures a family home so poignantly that I feel as if Iยนve returned there every summer of my life. In Eden, Blasberg invites us into the fearsome echo chamber of a dysfunctional family, and shows us --Louisa Hall, author of Speak and The Carriage House