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The immortalists

Chloe Benjamin

The immortalists

by Chloe Benjamin

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  • 4 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fortune-tellers,
  • Aging,
  • Magicians,
  • Families,
  • Brothers and sisters,
  • Fiction,
  • Prophecies,
  • Fate and fatalism

  • About the Edition

    It"s 1969 in New York City"s Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children -- four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness -- sneak out to hear their fortunes. Their prophecies inform their next five decades. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love in "80s San Francisco. Dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy. Eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11, hoping to control fate. Bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality. The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.

    Edition Notes

    StatementChloe Benjamin
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3602.E66347 I46 2018b
    The Physical Object
    Pagination535 pages (large print)
    Number of Pages535
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26952067M
    ISBN 101432848917
    ISBN 109781432848910
    LC Control Number2017058479
    OCLC/WorldCa1015270866

    Chloe Benjamin is the author of the New York Times bestseller The first novel, The Anatomy of Dreams, received the Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award and was long listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel is a graduate of Vassar College and the M.F.A. in fiction at the University of Wisconsin. She lives with her husband in Madison, WI/5(K).   “The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin Putnam, pp., $ Reading fiction is, if you think about it, a kind of magic: Tiny dark letters, on a white background, are transformed — poof Author: Moira Macdonald.

      Chloe Benjamin is the author of the New York Times bestseller The first novel, The Anatomy of Dreams, received the Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award and was long listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel is a graduate of Vassar College and the M.F.A. in fiction at the University of Wisconsin. She lives with her husband in Madison, WI.4/5(K).   The Immortalists was a perfect book to bring on vacation. It’s the story of four siblings whose lives veer in wildly different directions after a close-knit childhood spent in a small New York City apartment, and it’s riveting from start to finish.4/5().

    A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.   Though Chloe Benjamin’s novel The Immortalists doesn’t hit shelves until , anticipation is already building: Not only was the book chosen as Author: Isabella Biedenharn.


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A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds/5(2K).

Chloe Benjamin is the author of THE IMMORTALISTS, a New York Times Bestseller, #1 Indie Next Pick for JanuaryBarnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, #1 Library Reads pick, and Amazon Best Book of the Month/5.

This review contains spoilers. Do not read unless you have finished reading The Immortalists. I normally rip through books, but this book took me a long time to get through.

Partially because I was bored and mostly because I just didn’t care. The premise of this book is interesting. On a hot, New York Summer. The Immortalists Book Summary. A dazzling family love story reminiscent of Everything I Never Told You from a novelist heralded BookBrowse Review.

It is perhaps Benjamin's deftness in writing about familial matters that is most exquisite. Readalikes. The Immortalists is not just a novel about grief; it conjures characters with such dimension that you mourn them too, a magic rare enough to leave one astonished.

Plot Summary. The Immortalists is a New York Times bestselling novel by Chloe Benjamin. In the Prologue, the four Gold children, Varya, Daniel, Klara, and Simon, visit a Romani fortuneteller named Bruna Costello. Bruna predicts when each of the children will die. For 'The Immortalists' Knowledge Of Death Changes Lives In Chloe Benjamin's new book, four siblings growing up on the Lower East Side amid the upheavals of the s gain forbidden, life-changing knowledge: The exact year and date of their deaths.

For 'The Immortalists' Knowledge Of Death Changes Lives. Forget the sophomore slump — Chloe Benjamin’s second novel, “The Immortalists,” has rocketed to No. 7 in its first week on : Tina Jordan. The following version of this book was used to create this study guide: Benjamin, Chloe.

The Immortalists. New York: G.P Putnam's Sons, The novel opens in on Manhattan's Lower East Side. The Gold Siblings, Simon, age 7, Klara, 9, Daniel, 11, and Varya, 13 go to see a fortune teller they have heard about in their neighborhood.

About The Immortalists. A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: The Washington Post, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, Marie Claire, New York Public Library, LibraryReads, The Skimm, Lit Hub, Lit Reactor AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A captivating family saga.”–The New York Times Book Review “This literary family saga is perfect for fans of Celeste Ng and Donna Tartt.”–.

The Immortalists is Chloe Benjamin's second novel. Her first, The Anatomy of Dreams, won the Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award and was longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.

The Woman on Hester Street Varya. V arya is thirteen. New to her. As for the question posed on the book’s cover, Benjamin offers no easy answers.

I am willing to predict that The Immortalists will see book groups. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin revolves around the consequences of knowing the date of one’s death.

The following book club questions will have spoilers so if you haven’t read the novel yet, check out my preview and review first. The Immortalists: A Novel by Chloe Benjamin book review. Click to read the full review of The Immortalists: A Novel in New York Journal of Books.

Review written by Fran : Chloe Benjamin. THE IMMORTALISTS isn’t perfect one of the siblings’ stories tiptoes a little too close to melodrama to suit the relative realism of the book’s other sections but that’s a relatively minor flaw, one that hardly detracts from the many serious and important questions Benjamin raises.

Chloe Benjamin is the author of the New York Times bestseller The first novel, The Anatomy of Dreams, received the Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award and was long listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel is a graduate of Vassar College and the M.F.A.

in fiction at the University of Wisconsin. She lives with her husband in Madison, WI.5/5(1). THE IMMORTALISTS by Speaking of longevity experiments with primates, the book’s hypothesis about the fortuneteller’s death dates is inexplicably credulous, though suggestions of a self-fulfilling prophecy muddy the waters a bit.

In any case, the siblings are an unhappy bunch, saddled not only with this unwelcome knowledge of the future Author: Chloe Benjamin. This was the case with the Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin. This book is amazing and we wanted to discuss it.

So, when two friends approached me saying that they wanted to start a book club, Kirsten and I were immediately on board. Actually, they were restarting a book club since their first book club is where they met a decade ago.

For 'The Immortalists' Knowledge Of Death Changes Lives. January 9, • In Chloe Benjamin's new book, four siblings growing up on the Lower East Author: Chloe Benjamin. "The Immortalists" contained such ordinary ideas with a bit of mysticism that made the overall outcome of the novel quite unique.

The novel was about hopeful kids in the 60s who were curious about a certain fortune teller/5(4). Chloe Benjamin is a writer and the author of THE IMMORTALISTS, THE ANATOMY OF DREAMS and more.Chloe Benjamin is the author of the New York Times bestseller The first novel, The Anatomy of Dreams, received the Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award and was longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel is a graduate of Vassar College and the MFA in fiction at the University of Wisconsin.

She lives with her husband in Madison, Wisconsin.5/5(1). Chloe Benjamin is the author of the New York Times bestseller The first novel, The Anatomy of Dreams, received the Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award and was long listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel is a graduate of Vassar College and the M.F.A.

in fiction at the University of Wisconsin. She lives with her husband in Madison, WI/5(36).