Strangers at the Feast


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Scribner Book Company
Publish Date
5.2 X 7.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.65 pounds
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About the Author

Jennifer Vanderbes is the author of the novels The Secret of Raven Point, Easter Island, and Strangers at the Feast, and is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a New York Public Library Cullman Fellowship. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Granta and has been translated into sixteen languages. She lives in New York City. Visit her website at


"Compelling. It's punctuated with sharp observations about class and race, about the winners and losers in America's power grabs, and about the ways a family can play out a culture's conflicts."-- "Washington Post"
"A tour de force that traces the long history of two families' decisions to their inevitable, chilling intersection...A must-read."-- "Book Page"
"Family conflict, fascinating social commentary, and a riveting plot converge in Jennifer Vanderbes' stunning Strangers at the Feast, a thriller that also raises large and haunting questions about the meaning of guilt, innocence, and justice."-- "The Oprah Magazine"
"Vanderbes has written an absorbing and suspenseful story about the dynamics of family, generational misunderstandings, and the desperate ways one copes with both the arbitrariness of fate and the consequences of one's choices. "-- "Library Journal, starred review"
"Vanderbes sensitively surveys static careers, unhappy wives and fearful adults pressured by stressful times and expectations, culminating in an explosive blast of what-goes-around-comes-around dark irony."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
"Gorgeously written and uncompromising in its vision, Strangers at the Feast is more than a great novel. It's an important one."--Justin Cronin "author of The Passage"
"Jennifer Vanderbes does that rare thing in a novel: she stands back and lets her characters talk. Strangers at the Feast is filled with smart conversation, as well as humor, depth, sorrow and surprise. This is a big and satisfying book."--Meg Wolitzer "author of The Interestings"
"Vanderbes has gracefully accomplished the difficult narrative feat of creating a family, which, while emblematic of shifts in the American way of life, is composed of completely realized individuals."-- "Boston Globe"