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Kindness of Strangers

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Published by Pantheon .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL7461338M
ISBN 100394572408
ISBN 109780394572406


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The Kindness of Strangers is, to quote the New Yorker writer S. Behrman, “a very rich book. It provides a panorama of the dissolving civilizations of the twentieth century.

In all of them the author lived at the apex of their culture and artistic aristocracies. The Kindness of Strangers. Winner of the Great Lakes Book Award for Fiction. Sarah Laden, a young widow and mother of two, struggles to keep her own family together.

After the death of her husband, her high school-aged son Nate has developed a rebellious streak, constantly falling in and out of trouble.

Many people reference this quote literally, like a book about backpacking across America or a This American Life episode about kindness in New York City or a collection of inspiring tales.

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The book opens in the present, with a family waiting to celebrate a wedding. It is a happier time, but they allude to something that happened twelve years ago when a news event in their town took. M y new book is called The Good, I have come to depend on friends and the kindness of strangers – the people who help me on to and off the bus or train, who give me a helping hand walking.

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