The Hole We're in

By Gabrielle Zevin
(Grove Press, Black Cat, Paperback, 9780802119230, 283pp.)

Publication Date: March 2010

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the March 2010 Indie Next List
“The Pomeroys are your normal American family, religious, heavily in debt, lacking communication skills, and tempted by your garden variety of carnal sins, with a side order of pride. Patriarch Roger has left his school job to get a doctorate in education, leaving his wife to cover up his debt. Zevin plays around with structure, juggling perspective among the family members, and she packs the story with a full platter of issues, from abortion to race to veteran's issues and, of course, religious intolerance. The sins of the father (and mother) play out over two generations, in a manner that had me alternately sad and hopeful.”
-- Daniel Goldin, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, WI
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer '10 Reading Group List


Description
From an award-winning screenwriter and author comes this bold, timeless, yet all-too-timely novel about a troubled American family trying to navigate an even more troubled America.



About the Author
Gabrielle Zevin is the author of many popular books for teens, including "Elsewhere", " Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac"", " and "In the Age of Love and Chocolate", the final novel in the Birthright trilogy.""Her novels for adults are "Margarettown", " The Hole We're In", and the forthcoming "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry". She was also the screenwriter for "Conversations with Other Women", for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination. Zevin is a graduate of Harvard University. After many years on Manhattan's Upper West Side, she recently moved to Silver Lake, Los Angeles.


NPR
Sunday, Mar 7, 2010

In Gabrielle Zevin's novel The Hole We're In, the Pomeroy family is in money trouble, and every move seems to make things worse. Zevin's characters may seem like monsters, but the author says they're just trying to do their best under difficult circumstances. More at NPR.org

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