Living Room (Paperback)

By Rachel Sherman

Open City Books, 9781890447533, 287pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2009

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The follow-up to her highly praised debut story collection, The First Hurt, Rachel Sherman's Living Room is a beautiful and disarmingly direct portrait of a family in trouble. With the tone of a modern-day Jewish The Ice Storm set in Long Island, imbued with Alice Munro's fascination with personal history, Living Room is a deep exploration of the ripple effects of mental illness on a family, as well as a look at generational differences in mating and marriage, and a wry, wise look at suburban angst.