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The Latecomer
The Latecomer | Jean Hanff Korelitz
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THE LATECOMER by Jean Hanff Korelitz is a forthcoming title from Celadon Books.
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Kappadeemom
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This is a family saga that covers many years of the Oppenheimer family. It‘s the story of Johanna and Salo, who met at a funeral. A funeral that Salo caused. They get married, have triplets, and the story of each child is woven through the eyes of a narrator that you don‘t know (at first). I just loved this book.

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Lesliereadsalot
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It took me awhile to get into this story about triplets born into a dysfunctional family. But I liked where it went and also where it ended up. You will totally dislike these characters but they will grow on you.

marleed I felt the same way! 3mo
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Sumi
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I really enjoyed this. It started a little slowly but then it got me. I liked it better than the Plot - possibly because I was more interested in the characters.

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marleed
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I read 2 books by this author last summer, and rather enjoyed disliking her cast of characters. For 75% of this one though I was not terribly interested in her still unlikable characters. When the last quarter and the latecomer‘s POV took forefront, I was all in and the randomness of the earlier chapters came together. Even though it took a long time to get to a pick, I ended up liking the story.

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Megabooks
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If you‘re a fan of novels about quirky, large families, this is for you!

Salo and Johanna meet on the heels of him losing his fiancée in a car accident. They marry and conceive triplets via IVF. He becomes lost in his art collection while she tries to make three very different children gel. Later, their college experiences vary even more. But none were expecting their mother to have a fourth child! Years later, lil sis tries to unite her family.

Megabooks @BarbaraBB Salo‘s family always collected art, but he started his personal collection with a work from Twombly‘s blackboard collection, which is hardly believable, even if he did but it in the 70s. 😳😳 it was interesting to read all of the artists that were in his museum-worthy collection. 5mo
Cinfhen I loved this book but felt it was as a bit too long winded!! Audio was great 😊 one twist in particular was PERFECT 😉 5mo
Cinfhen Also the cover is FABULOUS ♥️🙌🏻 5mo
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BarbaraBB I love the cover too @Cinfhen and I love books about art Meg so on the wishlist it goes! 5mo
Chelsea.Poole Love quirky, large family novels! Sign me up 😊 5mo
AmyG It‘s one of many books I am reading now. And yes @Cinfhen it IS a bit long-winded. But good. 5mo
Cinfhen It‘s the kind of messy family dramas I REALLY love @AmyG @BarbaraBB @Chelsea.Poole 5mo
AmyG I love messy, dysfunctional familes. Those are my favorite kind of books. 5mo
marleed Im reading now - I like it! 5mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen agree on both counts, but I mostly didn‘t mind the length. It reminded me so strongly about the feelings I had for 5mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB 👍🏻👍🏻 you would definitely find the art parts interesting!! 5mo
Megabooks @Chelsea.Poole I think you‘d like this one! 5mo
Megabooks @AmyG 💯💯 agree messy family books are some of my favorites this summer! 5mo
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Hooked_on_books
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The Latecomer follows a wealthy Jewish family in NYC that is not the picture of a close family that mom Johanna always dreamed of. The story is told by the triplets and, in addition to being a good story, the humor in here was outstanding. I don‘t think I‘ve read anything funnier than the one triplet trying to understand that his college roommate is Mormon. Not sure this will hit for everyone, but it got my sweet spot.

Cinfhen I loved this one, too!! It was a bit long but somehow I still could have read more. Great narration and winning characterization. And an unexpected surprise 🙌🏻 6mo
Hooked_on_books @Cinfhen I‘m trying to encourage my mom to read it. I think she‘ll really respond to the humor, too. I loved the balance of humor and more serious bits and the quirk of the whole book. It‘s a winner! 6mo
Amiable This one looks right up my alley too. 6mo
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Read_By_Red
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The Latecomer is an intense novel that contains some serious topics, but it is also a great story. I enjoyed the main characters and their relationships and connections to each other. There is an honesty to this novel within its fiction. The audiobook was an enjoyable listen. Julia Whelan did a great job of pulling me into the story with her tone and inflection. The audiobook definitely added to my enjoyment of The Latecomer.

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RavenclawPrincess913
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Title: The Latecomer
Author: Jean Hanff Korelitz
435 pages
I love the roses on the cover how there's three bloomed and one getting ready to bloom fits the story perfectly.
In the story it follows Salo and Johanna who had triplets Harrison, Lewis and Sally through IVF. IVF is in vitro fertilization in which an egg is removed from a woman's ovary and fertilized with the males sperm in a laboratory.

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RavenclawPrincess913 Than later on if any are successful the embryo is put back into the woman's womb to develop into a baby. This subject is why I choose to read the book because before my rainbow baby I'm pregnant with currently after five miscarriages, being told I'm infertile would never have kids, and having a ruptured ectopic pregnancy last August we were planning to go this route. This book is very emotional and hits close to home personally. 6mo
RavenclawPrincess913 Also, in the book the triplets are going off to college when they plan to do another round of IVF introducing "The Latecomer" which is emotional to say the least. This book was very emotional to me but could not hold my intrest for long. Reason being it's very slow paced and I'm usto books with a faster paced plot. I do reccomend if you enjoy reading a lovely emotional story though. 6mo
tokorowilliamwallace Sorry to hear about your troubles in being able to relate to these issues in the book. 6mo
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TheReadingRaccoon
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The Latecomer is a fictional family saga that follows the Oppenheimer parents and siblings from the 1970‘s until 2017. This was another stunning novel by Jean Hanff Korelitz. She manages to touch on issues around unresolved trauma, liberal education, art, infidelity, race and religion with humor and intelligence. I highly recommend The Latecomer to readers that enjoy entertaining family sagas that explore current issues.

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Mpcacher
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This a a wordy, but entertaining story about a wealthy NYC Jewish family and the relationships (or lack thereof) between three children (triplets). It deals with family, siblings, grief, religion, race, and sexuality. While I don't think most of the characters are particularly likable, they were enjoyable and the story is told with a touch of humour. If you liked “Commonwealth“ or “The Nest“, this is a good choice. I gave it 3.75/5.

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Addison_Reads
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#NetGalley #AudioARC

I love a good book about dysfunctional families. The Latecomer had such a promising start with an assortment of characters, messy connections and family secrets. However, this book suffered from rambling that needed editing because it added nothing to the story's progress.

Korelitz's previous book, The Plot, had a similar issue for me. Perhaps this just isn't the author for me. If you enjoyed The Plot, you'll like this one.

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Cinfhen
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#NetGalley #ARC #Audio ♥️🎧 This book covers all the messy, complicated, dysfunctional ways families & siblings hurt each other but also reminds us “so life goes”….I LOVED being immersed in the thorny branches of the Oppenheimer clan but TIGHTER editing was very much needed!!! This would have been 5 stars but I spent way too much tangled in unnecessary prose. The audio narration by Julia Whelan was outstanding 🙌🏻‼️♥️

BarbaraBB It sounds great and that cover is wonderful! 7mo
Cinfhen Once you read the story it‘s even a better cover @BarbaraBB VERY CLEVER 🤓 7mo
AmyG Very excited to read this now. I loved The Plot. 7mo
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Cinfhen I think you‘d really like this one @AmyG despite it being a bit too overwritten 7mo
britt_brooke Nice review! I need to figure out how to get audio ARCs from NetGalley. I assume it‘s pretty easy? 😅 (edited) 7mo
Cinfhen Yes!!! Audio ARCs are the BOMB @britt_brooke Just go to the tab for audio / you‘ll need to download the NetGalley Shelf App if you haven‘t yet to play the audios. At this point I‘m ONLY requesting Audio Arcs although I‘m still invited to read digital which I need to stop accepting 😬 7mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Oh cool, thanks! I need to download the app. 7mo
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Cinfhen
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OMG 😱 #MicDrop 🎤‼️ WOWZA!!! Did not see that twist coming!!!! This book/ audio is SO GOOD but unnecessarily overwritten. 100 pages could easily have been removed and Im only at 74% completed. Excited to listen to the final 25%!!! #ARC #NetGalley

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Cinfhen
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After 3 bails yesterday, I finally settled in with a wonderful audio #ARC ~ I‘m hooked!! Another #MessyFamilyDrama set in #NYC revolving around a prominent Jewish family, The Oppenheimer‘s. I‘m just LOVING EVERYTHING about this clever slow paced but brilliantly written story. It reminds me in some ways of CrossRoads by Franzen but I‘m just more engaged with this book.

Cathythoughts Bails can be so annoying , but this sounds like a good one 👍🏻 stacked. 7mo
TheRiehlDeal From what you‘ve listened to so far, is this better than The Plot? 7mo
Cinfhen I‘m loving this book @Cathythoughts it‘s very different from The Plot @TheRiehlDeal but it‘s VERY LONG - I think it would be a 5 star read if at least 100-150 pages were cut. The audio is fabulous. 7mo
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Rhondareads
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Yay great book mail really enjoyed The Plot excited to read The Latecomer 📚💕

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Chili
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Yay!! Book mail to make an icky day better! 😁🦩

AmyG Ooooo pmease let us know how this is. 9mo
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