Posted by Book Mavens on February 3rd, 2011
Author: Lauren Grodstein
Publisher: Algonquin Books, November 2009
Summary: Dr. Peter Dizinoff seemingly has everything anyone could hope for. He has a successful practice, a beautiful, loving wife and an adopted son who he adores. Peter is devoted to his son Alec, now 20 years old, and has pinned all his hopes and dreams on his son’s future. Unfortunately, Alec drops out of college after just 3 semesters and moves into an apartment above his parents’ garage hoping to pursue his passion which is art.
The drama starts when Alec becomes infatuated with the older daughter of his father’s best friend. The problem is, when Laura Stern was a teenager, she was accused of murdering her newborn baby upon birth.
Peter Dizinoff becomes so distracted with his son’s relationship with Laura that his personal life, as well as his practice, begin to spin out of control.
This is a compelling story which shows how far a parent will go to protect his child. But…Dr. Peter Dizinoff suffers the consequences in the end.
Recommended by: Beverly, Circulation Coordinator
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