The Great Believers


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WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS WINNER OF THE STONEWALL BOOK AWARD - BARBARA GITTINGS LITERATURE AWARD FINALIST FOR THE LA TIMES FICTION AWARD 'Stirring, spellbinding and full of life' Tea Obreht, New York Times bestselling author of The Tiger's Wife In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup: bringing an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery. Yet as his ...

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Jun 30, 2019

Well done re the early days of the AIDS outbreak

The book takes place in Chicago and tells the story of one gay male couple and their friends and families during the early days of the AIDS outbreak. Parallel to that are interspersed flash forwards 20+ years later to the story of one of those family members, a woman who is now trying to find her daughter who had disappeared into a cult and wanted nothing to do with her mother. The AIDS story is very good reading but the flash-forward story was not interesting and I saw no reason to include it.

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