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Joy Comes in the Morning Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.73 (185 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonathan Rosen Narrator: Lorna Raver Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Audio Length: Release Date:
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Set in Manhattan, this is a story of classic scope in which the characters hunger for love, wrestle with faith and doubt, and struggle to bind themselves to something sacred in the midst of modern chaos.

Deborah Green is a woman of passionate contradictions: a rabbi who craves faith and goodness while wrestling with her own doubts and desires. Her life changes when she visits the hospital room of Henry Friedman, an older man who has attempted suicide. His parents were murdered in the Holocaust when he was a child, and all his life he has struggled with painful questions. Can happiness come after such loss or does the very wish profane the dead? Can religious promises ever be fulfilled?

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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Peggy Hess Greenawalt | 11/23/2013

    " We usde this in a book club...good discussion book and an interesting story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Karol | 10/8/2013

    " Enjoyable look at family within the Jewish faith - and those who are still seeking to understand it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Courtney | 9/18/2013

    " Interesting looking into Jewish heritage and culture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Suzanne | 7/10/2013

    " Pretty good book. Really enjoyed reading it. "

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