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What to Do about the Solomons
What to Do about the Solomons | Bethany Ball
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From a remarkable new voice in fiction, Bethany Ball, comes a transporting debut; a hilarious multigenerational family saga set in Israel, New York, and Los Angeles that explores the secrets and gossip-filled lives of a kibbutz community near Jerusalem Meet Marc Solomon, an Israeli ex-Navy commando now living in L.A., who is falsely accused of money laundering through his asset management firm. As the Solomons Santa Monica home is raided, Marc s American wife, Carolynconcealing her own dark pastmakes hopeless attempts to hold their family of five together. But news of the scandal makes its way from America to the rest of the Solomon clan on the kibbutz in the Jordan River Valley. There we encounter various members of the family and the communityfrom Marc s self-absorbed movie actress sister, Shira, and her forgotten son Joseph; to his rich and powerful construction magnate father, Yakov; to his former star-crossed love, Maya; and his brother-in-law Guy Gever, a local ranger turned artist. As the secrets and rumors of the kibbutz are revealed through various memories and tales, we witness the things that keep the Solomons together, and those that tear them apart. Reminiscent of Nathan Englander s For the Relief of Unbearable Urges and Jennifer Egan s A Visit from the Goon Squad, and told with razor-sharp humor and elegant acuity, What to Do About the Solomons is an exhilarating first book from a bright new star in fiction."
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A funny novel about a large Jewish family split between Israel and the US. In it‘s scope and interwoven characters, it reminded me of The Nest.

The Solomon siblings grew up on a kibbutz. When brother Marc is falsely accused of running a gambling ring in CA, it sets off ripples across his family in both countries. My favorite character was Joseph. A teen caught between a fame-obsessed mom and a father that has started another family.

Megabooks @Cinfhen have you read this? I‘m sure you have. 2mo
Cinfhen Nope!!! But I see I‘ve previously stacked….I‘ll have to look for it. It doesn‘t sound familiar at all. 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen it‘s discounted at chirp still I think. Might be worth taking a look! 2mo
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Cinfhen It‘s on #Hoopla 😃I get my 7 credits tomorrow 😉 2mo
squirrelbrain I enjoyed The Nest, stacked. 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen fantastic! 2mo
Megabooks @squirrelbrain 👍🏻👍🏻 I hope you enjoy it! 2mo
Cathythoughts I enjoyed The Nest too @squirrelbrain Stacking 2mo
Megabooks @Cathythoughts 👍🏻👍🏻 I hope you enjoy it, too! 😁 (edited) 2mo
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LauraBeth
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@Cinfhen this could be up your alley - NYC, Israel, money laundering scandal, dark pasts - oh wait - this is also up my alley 😀

Cinfhen Hell yeah !!! Thanks for tagging me😁need to get this one💗💗💗 5y
Alfoster Oh yay! Just got this ARC! My alley too😍! 5y
LauraBeth @Cinfhen and @Alfoster the reviews are excellent! 5y
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whitney
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this little extrovert is having herself a very introverted recouping session 📖✨

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