The Heirs

The Heirs


  • Release: 2018-02
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 272 page
  • ISBN: 9781101904732
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"When English-born lawyer Rupert Falkes dies, his wife and five adult sons are bereft--even more so when their grieving is interrupted by an unknown woman claiming that Rupert was also the father to her two sons"--Page 4 of cover.

The Heirs

The Heirs


  • Release: 2017-05-23
  • Publisher: Crown
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 288 page
  • ISBN: 9781101904725
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Named one of NPR's Best Books of 2017 "Both original and moving—and a whole lot of fun."—CAROLINE LEAVITT, New York Times Book Review "A must-read."—People "Fans of Salinger's stories about Manhattan's elite will enjoy this novel about privileged siblings who grapple with the state of their inheritance and long-held secrets that emerge in the wake of their father's death."—InStyle Six months after Rupert Falkes dies, leaving a grieving widow and five adult sons, an unknown woman sues his estate, claiming she had two sons by him. The Falkes brothers are pitched into turmoil, at once missing their father and feeling betrayed by him. In disconcerting contrast, their mother, Eleanor, is cool and calm, showing preternatural composure. Eleanor and Rupert had made an admirable life together—Eleanor with her sly wit and generosity, Rupert with his ambition and English charm—and they were proud of their handsome, talented sons: Harry, a brash law professor; Will, a savvy Hollywood agent; Sam, an astute doctor and scientific researcher; Jack, a jazz trumpet prodigy; Tom, a public-spirited federal prosecutor. The brothers see their identity and success as inextricably tied to family loyalty—a loyalty they always believed their father shared. Struggling to reclaim their identity, the brothers find Eleanor’s sympathy toward the woman and her sons confounding. Widowhood has let her cast off the rigid propriety of her stifling upbringing, and the brothers begin to question whether they knew either of their parents at all. A riveting portrait of a family, told with compassion, insight, and wit, The Heirs wrestles with the tangled nature of inheritance and legacy for one unforgettable, patrician New York family. Moving seamlessly through a constellation of rich, arresting voices, The Heirs is a tale out Edith Wharton for the 21st century.

The Heirs

The Heirs


  • Release: 2017
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 254 page
  • ISBN: 9781101904718
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After the death of family patriarch Rupert Falkes, the five adult Falkes brothers and their grieving mother are thrown into turmoil when an unknown woman sues the estate, claiming that her two sons were fathered by Rupert.

The Heirs

The Heirs


  • Release: 2018-05-11
  • Publisher: Stephen F. Austin University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 238 page
  • ISBN: 162288230X
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For 50 years, Eleanor Ritter's mother Rose has refused to talk about how she survived the Holocaust in Poland and ended up in New Jersey. But now - just as Rose breaks her hip and starts speaking in long-forgotten Polish - Eleanor learns that the parents of her nine-year-old son's new friend are Polish Catholics, born and raised in that country. Eleanor starts digging into both families' stories, jeopardizing her already shaky relationships with her mother, her husband, and her children, even as her obsession pushes her to confront the existential questions of American Jews - indeed, of any group that has faced historical persecution: How many generations does guilt carry on? What did your grandparents do to my grandparents?