What to Do About the Solomons

What to Do About the Solomons

by Bethany Ball


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“I ended What to Do About the Solomons absolutely swimming with affection, not just for the characters but for the multiple worlds that created them. Despite their collective penchant for psychodrama, there’s something profoundly lovely—and loving—about the Solomons. And about Bethany Ball’s debut.”— New York Times Book Review

"Wry, dark... full of emotional insight.”— New York Times , 10 Books We Recommend This Week

Finalist for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and a New York Times Editors’ Choice, What To Do About The Solomons is a transporting debut; a hilarious multigenerational family saga set in Israel, New York, and Los Angeles that explores the secrets, rumors, and gossip-filled lives of various madcap members of the Solomon clan and their wider kibbutz community. Elegant, sexy, and provocative, Bethany Ball’s acclaimed first novel weaves contemporary Jewish history through a distinctly modern and very savvy tale of family life.

“A fast-paced, multigenerational, dysfunctional family drama that also bubbles over with humor and intrigue.”— Jewish Telegraphic Agency

“As with any good literary soap opera, Bethany Ball's enjoyable debut is filled with fighting, betrayal, intergenerational misunderstandings, and a shocking secret or two."— New York Journal of Books

“Big-hearted, fast-paced... poignant and full of joy...Ball has a keen eye for the absurdity of modern life, and a distinctive perspective.”— National Book Review , "5 Hot Books"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802127853
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 04/17/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Bethany Ball was born in Detroit and lives in New York.

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What To Do About The Solomons 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Deb-Krenzer More than 1 year ago
This was a very strange read. It's about a family living in a kibbutz and how the kids grow up and go live their lives. There are a lot of secrets and rumors. The story is so intriguing it just keeps you engrossed and you just keep reading more. The author gives you little hints about each child, well adults now, that peak your interest. When I first started reading it, I was thinking that I was not going to like it. However, very shortly into it, I just could not put it down. It's just hard to put into words exactly how the author attracts you but believe me, she does. A strange read that intrigues and pulls you in. Thanks to Grove Atlantic for approving my request and to Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest review.