Amy Gottlieb, author of The Beautiful Possible, on tour February 2016

Posted By on February 13, 2016

The Beautiful Possible COVERAbout The Beautiful Possible

• Paperback: 336 pages
• Publisher: Harper Perennial (February 16, 2016)

“I’ve never read anything quite like this lyrical and infinitely wise novel. . . . If books could shimmer, this one would.”—Elizabeth Berg, author of The Dream Lover

Spanning seventy years and several continents, this enthralling novel tells the braided love story of three unforgettable characters. In 1946, Walter Westhaus, a German-Jewish refugee who spent the war years at Tagore’s ashram in India, arrives at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City, where he meets Sol Kerem, a promising rabbinical student. A brilliant nonbeliever, Walter is the perfect foil for Sol’s spiritual questions . . . and an alluring paramour for Sol’s free-spirited fiancée, Rosalie. Months later they shatter their impossible bond, retreating to opposite sides of the country—Walter to pursue an academic career in Berkeley, and Sol and Rosalie to lead a congregation in suburban New York. A chance meeting years later reconnects them—catching three hearts and minds in a complex web of desire, heartbreak, and redemption. With extraordinary empathy and virtuosic skill, The Beautiful Possible considers the hidden boundaries of marriage and faith, and the mysterious ways we negotiate our desires.

“Enchanting. . . . Read it once for its story, again for its wisdom, and one more time for its poetry and truth.”—Rodger Kamenetz, author of The Jew in the Lotus and The History of Last Night’s Dream

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About Amy Gottlieb

Amy Gottlieb’s fiction and poetry have been published in many literary journals and anthologies, and she is the recipient of fellowships from the Bronx Council on the Arts and the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education. She lives in New York City.

Amy’s Tour Stops

Wednesday, February 17th: Broken Teepee

Friday, February 19th: Ms. Nose in a Book

Saturday, February 20th: Luxury Reading

Monday, February 22nd: Worth Getting in Bed For

Tuesday, February 23rd: Raven Haired Girl

Tuesday, February 23rd: Savvy Verse & Wit

Thursday, February 25th: Life By Kristen

Thursday, February 25th: Puddletown Reviews

Tuesday, March 1st: M. Denise Costello

Tuesday, March 22nd: I’m Shelf-ish

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