The Dinner Party: A Novel Review

  • 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.
  • In Brenda Janowitz’s The Dinner Party, long forgotten memories come to the surface. Old grievances play out. And Sylvia Gold has to learn how to let her family go.

 

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“The book was funny and entertaining. Anyone who has had their in-laws to their parents’ house for dinner can relate to the story. While reading it I kept visualizing it as a movie. Another hit from Brenda Janowitz!!” By Meaghan Kassnove

“I tore through this book in one sitting. I loved how the author dug deep into family dynamics– especially the relationship between the siblings. It reminded me at times of The Nest, another book I read recently and loved. I can’t wait to read more from this author!” By Betsy Jennings

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Product Details

Author: Brenda Janowitz
Kindle Price: Paperback $9.51
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin (April 12, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1250007879
ISBN-13: 978-1250007872
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,095 in Books

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