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The Believers

When New York radical lawyer Joel Litvinoff is felled by a stroke, his wife, Audrey, uncovers a secret that forces her to re-examine her ideas about him and their 40-year marriage. Joel’s adult children will soon have to come to terms with this unsettling discovery themselves, but for the meantime, they are grappling with their own dilemmas.

Take Rosa, drawn ineluctably to the faith of Orthodox Judaism, despite her parents’ ferocious disapproval of organized religion. Or Karla, obsessed with her weight and trapped in a stale marriage to Mike, who worries that the arrival of a child will create more problems than it will solve in their relationship. Even Lenny, the well-intentioned substance abuser and prodigal son, may not be able to untangle his co-dependencies from his true path in life.

The Believers follows these fascinating characters as they seek their individual destinies in the wake of a domestic tragedy.

The Believers
by Zoë Heller

  • Publication Date: March 1, 2010
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • ISBN-10: 0061430218
  • ISBN-13: 9780061430213