Joshua Max Feldman, author of Start Without Me, on tour October/November 2017

Posted By on October 16, 2017

About Start Without Me

• Hardcover: 288 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow (October 17, 2017)

The author of the critically acclaimed The Book of Jonah explores questions of love and choice, disappointment and hope in the lives of two strangers who meet by chance in this mesmerizing tale that unfolds over one Thanksgiving Day.

Adam is a former musician and recovering alcoholic who is home for Thanksgiving for the first time in many years. Surrounded by his parents and siblings, nieces and nephews—all who have seen him at his worst—he can’t shake the feeling that no matter how hard he tries, he’ll always be the one who can’t get it right.

Marissa is a flight attendant whose marriage is strained by simmering tensions over race, class, and ambition. Heading to her in-laws for their picture-perfect holiday family dinner, her anxiety is intensified by the knowledge she is pregnant from an impulsive one-night-stand.

In an airport restaurant on Thanksgiving morning, Adam and Marissa meet. Over the course of this day fraught with emotion and expectation, these two strangers will form an unlikely bond as they reckon with their family ties, their pasts, and the choices that will determine their way forward.

Joshua Max Feldman focuses his knowing eye on one of the last bastions of classical American idealism, the Thanksgiving family gathering, as he explores our struggles to know—and to be—our best selves. Hilarious and heartrending, Start Without Me is a thoughtful and entertaining page-turner that will leave its indelible mark on your heart.

Purchase Links

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About Joshua Max Feldman

Joshua Max Feldman is the author of The Book of Jonah. Born and raised in Amherst, Massachusetts, he has lived in England, Russia, and Switzerland, and currently resides in Brooklyn.

Find out more about Joshua at his website, and connect with him on Facebook and Twitter.

Tour Stops

Tuesday, October 17th: 5 Minutes For Books

Wednesday, October 18th: Peppermint PhD

Thursday, October 19th: Life By Kristen

Friday, October 20th: The Desert Bibliophile

Monday, October 23rd: BookNAround

Tuesday, October 24th: Books and Bindings

Wednesday, October 25th: Sara the Introvert

Thursday, October 26th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Friday, October 27th: Literary Quicksand

Monday, October 30th: Tina Says…

Tuesday, October 31st: StephTheBookworm

Wednesday, November 1st: Stranded in Chaos

Thursday, November 2nd: Jathan & Heather

Friday, November 3rd: ML’s Red House Reviews

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