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"I ended What to Do About the Solomons absolutely swimming with affection, not just for the characters but for the multiple worlds that created them. Despite their collective penchant for psychodrama, there's something profoundly lovely--and loving--about the Solomons. And about Bethany Ball's debut."--New York Times Book Review "Wry, dark... full of emotional insight."--New York Times, 10 Books We Recommend This Week
Finalist for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and a New York Times
Editors' Choice, What To Do About The Solomons
is a transporting debut; a hilarious multigenerational family saga set in Israel, New York, and Los Angeles that explores the secrets, rumors, and gossip-filled lives of various madcap members of the Solomon clan and their wider kibbutz community. Elegant, sexy, and provocative, Bethany Ball's acclaimed first novel
weaves contemporary Jewish history through a distinctly modern and very savvy tale of family life. "A fast-paced, multigenerational, dysfunctional family drama that also bubbles over with humor and intrigue."--Jewish Telegraphic Agency "As with any good literary soap opera, Bethany Ball's enjoyable debut is filled with fighting, betrayal, intergenerational misunderstandings, and a shocking secret or two."--New York Journal of Books "Big-hearted, fast-paced... poignant and full of joy...Ball has a keen eye for the absurdity of modern life, and a distinctive perspective."--National Book Review, "5 Hot Books"