American Sycamore

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Arcade Publishing
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6.3 X 9.1 X 1.1 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author
Charles Kenney serves as chief journalist at Northwell Health and executive editor of the Northwell Innovation Series. He is the author of many books, including The Best Practice: How the New Quality Movement Is Transforming Medicine (PublicAffairs 2008), which the New York Times described as "the first large-scale history of the quality movement." He also serves as a member of the Corporation of Belmont Hill School. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts, and Delray Beach, Florida.
"It grabbed me at page 1!"--Michelle Pfeiffer

"I absolutely loved American Sycamore. The story is beautiful and moving and it has stayed with me. It is such a fantastic achievement. I could not put it down."--David E. Kelley, Writer, Producer, Creator of television shows (Ally McBeal and many others)

"A gripping novel that reflects the turbulence in American life and the challenges of the American experiment. I found it riveting."--Ben Bradlee Jr., Pulitzer Prize-winning editor of the Boston Globe Spotlight team (the basis for Oscar best picture, Spotlight)

"With American Sycamore Charles Kenney has given us a deeply moving and engrossing story about life in America today. His portrait of Rob and Julia Barrow and their closest friend, Dr. Ray Witter, is flawless, and Kenney seamlessly navigates us through their losses, tears, and triumphs, through the obstacles of living with cancer, dealing and dueling with academic 'wokeism, ' and a decades-old case of medical malpractice. The rewards are in reading this treasure of a novel."--Mike Barnicle, MSNBC, Morning Joe

"A profound chronicle of our time. It is also an exquisite rendering of hope and the invincible power of love between husband and wife, even in the face of unthinkable personal tragedy."--Barbara Delinsky, New York Times bestselling author

"Wonderful and especially apt for these times, American Sycamore celebrates resilience, humanity, and grace. Let's hope this novel is widely read and that its generosity of spirt is highly contagious."--Bob Kerrey, former US Senator, Navy SEAL, and Medal of Honor recipient

"Charles Kenney's novel American Sycamore is a brilliant and intense chronicle of human resilience in the face of tragedy. . . . [It is a story where] the human spirit prevails . . . a story of healing and inspiration for all of us."--General (Retired) Mark A. Milley, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

"Profoundly moving. With this deeply personal novel Kenney delivers an unflinching and unforgettable love story."--Deborah Kosofsky, senior producer, Today

"In American Sycamore, Charles Kenney pulls off a feat few novelists attempt and even fewer achieve. He tells a remarkably powerful story tightly focused on three characters--a married couple and their best friend--as one of them battles cancer and simultaneously unfolds a much more sweeping saga that vividly captures the current historical moment as a generation faces its reckoning. This is storytelling operating on all cylinders. I found American Sycamore hard to put down; and for weeks afterward, impossible to forget."--Dayton Duncan, author and filmmaker