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The Measures Between Us

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The Measures Between Us by Ethan Hauser

The Measures Between Us

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Ethan Hauser
publisher:
Bloomsbury
genre:
Fiction

We gave it an A-

Bad weather as a manifestation of emotional turmoil is an old literary trick. But in his debut novel, The Measures Between Us, New York Times editor Hauser relies on beautiful prose and sensitive characterization instead of easy gimmicks. Although a Sandy-like storm threatens the East Coast, the conflicts among an ensemble of Boston-area suburbanites — a young woman newly released from a psychiatric hospital, a therapist who’s cheating on his beloved wife, and a single father raising an autistic son — prove more dramatic than any meteorological havoc. A-