The Dinner Party

The Dinner Party

A Novel

Book - 2016
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"This Passover Seder is not just any Passover Seder. Yes, there will be a quick service and then a festive meal afterwards, but this night is different from all other nights. This will be the night the Golds of Greenwich meet the Rothschilds of New York City. The Rothschilds are the stuff of legends. They control banks, own vineyards in Napa, diamond mines in Africa, and even an organic farm somewhere in the Midwest that produces the most popular Romaine lettuce consumed in this country. And now, Sylvia Gold's daughter is dating one of them. When Sylvia finds out that her youngest of three is going to bring her new boyfriend to the Seder, she's giddy. When she finds out that his parents are coming, too, she darn near faints. Making a good impression is all she thinks about. Well, almost. She still has to consider her other daughter, Sarah, who'll be coming with her less than appropriate beau and his overly dramatic Italian mother. But the drama won't stop there. Because despite the food and the wine, despite the new linen and the fresh flowers, the holidays are about family. Long forgotten memories come to the surface. Old grievances play out. And Sylvia Gold has to learn how to let her family go"--
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250007872
1250007879
Branch Call Number: FIC JANOWIT 2016
Characteristics: 288 pages ; 21 cm

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Feb 18, 2017

Terrible, terrible, terrible. Don't bother. I think the author was trying to be funny and witty but the characters and the story all fall flat on their faces. One dimensional and predictable.

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