Swimming Across the Hudson: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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As a child, Ben Suskind wonders how his family came together. What if he hadn’t been adopted by Orhodox Jews? What if his brother, Jonathan, had been adopted by a different couple? Now Ben is thirty years old, living in San Francisco with his girlfriend, Jenny, and her daughter, when he receives a letter from a woman claiming to be his birth mother. He tells his adoptive parents about the letter and they fly him home to New York and reveal a ...
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Swimming Across the Hudson: A Novel

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Overview


As a child, Ben Suskind wonders how his family came together. What if he hadn’t been adopted by Orhodox Jews? What if his brother, Jonathan, had been adopted by a different couple? Now Ben is thirty years old, living in San Francisco with his girlfriend, Jenny, and her daughter, when he receives a letter from a woman claiming to be his birth mother. He tells his adoptive parents about the letter and they fly him home to New York and reveal a secret about his past, one that turns Ben’s whole world upside down.

Without telling anyone, Ben embarks on a journey, risking his relationship with everyone—his girlfriend, his brother, his parents. He combs through the records of his family’s past, trying to find the facts about who he and Jonathan really are, and in the process learns the price of lies people tell in the name of truth and good intentions.

Narrated with relentless honest and gentle wit, Swimming Across the Hudson is a moving tale about faith and sexuality, about the communities we’re born into and the ones we choose, about the ties that bind us even closer than blood.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780786755523
  • Publisher: Argo-Navis
  • Publication date: 9/24/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 230
  • Sales rank: 601,311
  • File size: 477 KB

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    Posted July 19, 2002

    Can't Stop!

    You can't stop reading this book! It's that good. I was shocked at how much I loved this book. Well-worth the time!

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    Incredible!

    This book was incredible start to finish. I could not put it down. The emotion these characters convey is over whelming. I normally stay away from books with a religious theme, but I am so glad I gave this book a chance. This story will no doubt move you.

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