All it takes is a quarter to change pediatric psychiatrist Dr. Owen Lerner's life. When the coin he's feeding into a parking meter is struck by lightning, Lerner survives and now all he wants to do is barbecue. What will happen to his patients, who rely on him to make sense of their world? What will happen to his family?
The bolt of lightning that lifts Owen Lerner into the air sends his clan into free fall. Mary Kay Zuravleff's "Man Alive " is a warmhearted portrait of family-on-family pain rendered with wisdom, generosity, and devastating humor: In the Lerners' household, you will recognize your own.
About the Author
Mary Kay Zuravleff is also the author of "The Bowl Is Already Broken," which "The New York Times" praised as "a tart, affectionate satire of the museum world's bickering and scheming," and "The Frequency of Souls," which the "Chicago Tribune" deemed "a beguiling and wildly inventive first novel." Honors for her work include the American Academy's Rosenthal Award and the James Jones First Novel Award, and she has been nominated for the Orange Prize. She lives in Washington, D.C., where she serves on the board of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation and is a cofounder of the D.C. Women Writers Group.