Pub Date 23 Jan 2018
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"fresh and arresting...brilliant take on the burdens of immortality...highly recommended." - Library Journal, starred review
"The idea that life derives its meaning from death is hardly new, but Horn manages to turn this commonplace notion into a powerful—and occasionally playful—exploration of what it is to be mortal.... This novel is more intimate than sweeping, though. Horn takes the reader into the past when Rachel is lost in memory like anyone might be lost in memory; it just happens that Rachel's memory goes back rather far. And all these temporal excursions resonate with Rachel's present—which is also the reader's present.... Poignant and thoughtful." - Kirkus Reviews
"At the heart of Horn’s funny and compassionate novel is a 2,000-year-old Jewish mother seeking reasons for living, some way of dying, and help for her 56-year-old son who lives in her basement.... Horn (A Guide for the Perplexed) weaves historical detail and down-to-earth humor into this charming Jewish Groundhog Day spanning two millennia." - Publishers Weekly