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Deborah's encounter with Henry draws her into his world: his wife, Helen, a photographer fiercely devoted to her husband but frightened by him, too; his son, Lev, a science reporter who left his fiancee at the altar; and Lev's best friend from childhood, Neal, whose life fell apart after a psychotic break.
Joy Comes in the Morning has the amplitude of a 19th-century novel but with a distinctly modern sensibility.
"Rosen has created a marvelously accessible and touching novel that is at once profoundly philosophical and simply radiant." (Booklist)
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By Jacqueline on 06-27-05
My kind of book
I like complex characters and symbolism and the weaving together of various lives into a plot. This story is rich in character. I find the humanity and spiritual aspirations of the main character endearing - she has the imperfection of a spiritual leader - striving for "perfection" but failing (and able to look at her failings with good humor). Funny moments and redeeming ones. Good read!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By edwards on 08-13-13
Watching Paint Dry
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
After listening to about 4 hours of the book, there was still no plot that I could detect. The never ending descriptions of details of the characters and their lives got to be mor than I could endure.
What was most disappointing about Jonathan Rosen’s story?
The lack of a plot make this book most dissapointing.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
A nonredemptive novel.