All I Love and Know: A Novel

By | March 13, 2018
All I Love and Know: A Novel Author Judith Frank
ISBN-10 0062302892
ISBN-13 9780062302892
Year 2015-04-21
Pages 448
Language English
Publisher William Morrow Paperbacks
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Told with the storytelling power and emotional fidelity of Wally Lamb this is a searing drama of a modern American family on the brink of dissolution one that explores adoption gay marriage and love lost and found For years Matthew Greene and Daniel Rosen have enjoyed a quiet domestic life together in Northampton Massachusetts Opposites in many ways they have grown together and made their relationship work But when they learn that Daniels twin brother and sister in law have been killed in a bombing in Jerusalem their lives are suddenly utterly transformed In dealing with their families and the need to make a decision about who will raise the deceased couples two children both Matthew and Daniel are confronted with challenges that strike at the very heart of their relationship What is Matthews place in an extended family that does not completely accept him or the commitment he and Daniel have made How do Daniels questions about his identity as a Jewish man affect his life as a gay American Tensions only intensify when they learn that the deceased parents wanted Matthew and Daniel to adopt the childrensix year old Gal and baby Noam The impact this instant new family has on Matthew Daniel and their relationship is subtle and heartbreaking yet not without glimmers of hope They must learn to reinvent and redefine their bond in profound sometimes painful ways What kind of parents can these two men really be How does a family become strong enough to stay together and endure And are there limits to honesty or commitmentor love

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