- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons (9 Jan. 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0735213186
- ISBN-13: 978-0735213180
- Product Dimensions: 16 x 2.9 x 23.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 92 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 959,602 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Immortalists Hardcover – 9 Jan 2018
|New from||Used from|
|Hardcover, 9 Jan 2018||
Customers who bought this item also bought
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
#1 Indie Next Pick
#1 LibraryReads Pick
As featured on The Tonight Show
Entertainment Weekly's "10 Best Books of 2018...so far"
Elle's "19 of the Best Books to Read This Winter"
Harper's Bazaar's "10 New Books to Add to Your Reading List in 2018"
Southern Living's "Books Coming Out This Winter That We Can't Wait to Read"
Martha Stewart Living, "On Our Bookshelf"
InStyle's "10 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018"
The Huffington Post's "60 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018"
W Magazine's "10 Unconventional New Books About Love For Valentine's Day"
Popsugar's "25 Must-Read Books for Fall"
Bustle's "35 Most-Anticipated Fiction Books of 2018"
Nylon's "50 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2018"
Goop's "12 Books for Winter Break"
BookPage's "Most Anticipated Fiction of 201"
Book Riot's "101 Books Coming Out in 2018 That You Should Mark Down Now"
HelloGiggles' "Most Anticipated Books of 2018"
PureWow's "20 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018"
Goodreads' "Most Anticipated Books of 2018"
Book Riot's "Most Anticipated Books of January 2018"
TimeOut's "Eleven New Books to Read This Month"
Newsweek's "50 Coolest Books to Read This Summer"
Good Morning America's "Best Books to Bring to the Beach this Summer" "A literary page-turner...A really compelling plotline."--Wall Street Journal "The only real magic here is Benjamin's storytelling....Poignant...A testimony of love."--Washington Post
"[An] amazing work of fiction...A dense, yet beautifully spun and satisfying tale that spans 50 years...Spare, yet gorgeously robust prose...and every page is imbued with [Benjamin's] obvious storytelling skill....Begin 2018 with the book that could easily retain the year's top spot, The Immortalists is a can't-put-down, makes-you-think tale of a not-so-average American family."--Associated Press "The book spans decades, touching on the AIDs crisis, 9/11, race, and marriage. But, at its core, it's an examination of free will and fate." -The New Yorker "The reader will likely be thoroughly taken by the world of the Gold siblings, in all its shades of brilliant color. It's not a totally comfortable realm, since we know all too well how this tale's going to end, but getting there is lovely."--NPR.org "Search no further for your inaugural 2018 book club pick."--Elle "Thrilling."--Marie Claire "A compelling family drama."--Esquire "Centered on four siblings and spanning decades, The Immortalists asks a seemingly simple yet unimaginably complex question: If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? The search for the answer makes for a sprawling, enchanting family saga."--Entertainment Weekly (Must-List)
"Chloe Benjamin's family saga deftly explores destiny versus choice."--US Weekly
"A family saga about love, destiny, living life and making choices that will cause readers to consider what to do with the time given them on this earth."--The Huffington Post
"Benjamin's tale is propulsive and colorful, capturing moving truths about the way we handle the knowledge that we all eventually die. . . . The premise . . . is brilliant and simple."--Chicago Tribune "Chloe Benjamin is a novelist to watch....The Immortalists weaves together philosophy and fortune-telling, to great effect....As deft and dizzying as a high-wire act...the reader is beguiled with unexpected twists and stylish, crisp prose....Unwittingly, this ambitious, unorthodox tale may change you too."--The Economist "Compelling."--InStyle
"As you follow [the siblings] toward their fates in this magical family saga, you'll appreciate the unexpected in your own life."--Redbook "A moving novel about the deep bonds of family."--Southern Living "Beautifully written and intricately detailed, it's impossible to put down and sure to be one of those books you've got to re-read again and again."--Popsugar "Intriguing premise...Beautifully written story."--AARP "Suspenseful, compassionate, inquisitive, and wholly captivating."--Bustle "Continually ratcheting up the tension...A Jewish-American family saga."--Newsday "Magical...There are moments as taut as a thriller, where time disappears as you turn pages; and passages of quiet compassion."--The Seattle Times
"[Benjamin] casts a spell with...her affecting family saga."--Minneapolis Star Tribune
"A sweeping epic that will enchant you from cover to cover."--Paste Magazine "A page turner, as addictive as it is emotionally searing...Captivating, moving and addictive. It makes you think, feel, fall in love, and question how to best live your days left on earth."--Lambda Literary
"An intriguing setup for an immersive family saga."--Toronto Star
"Chloe Benjamin's The Immortalists is the very best kind of literary thriller, its suspense deriving from characters we care about deeply and surprises that feel embedded in our shared humanity. As profound a meditation on destiny as readers are likely to encounter."--Richard Russo "For someone who loves stories about brothers and sisters, as I do, The Immortalists is about as good as it gets. A memorable and heartfelt look at what might happen to a family who knows too much. It's amazing how good this book is. "--Karen Joy Fowler "A beautiful, compassionate, and even joyful novel. Chloe Benjamin has written an inspiring book that makes you think hard about what you want to do with the time you're given. This is not really a book about dying--it's a book about how to live."--Nathan Hill, author of The Nix
About the Author
Chloe Benjamin is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Immortalists. Her first novel, The Anatomy of Dreams, received the Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award and was long listed for the 2014 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. She is a graduate of Vassar College and the M.F.A. in fiction at the University of Wisconsin. She lives with her husband in Madison, WI.
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
On one level, it’s just a brilliant family story about four siblings and their relationships, lives and deaths. But it has a very clever hook - as children, they see a fortune teller who gives them all the dates of their deaths.
What they do with this information - how it affects their lives and the decisions they make, how far it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy - is the rest of the novel. It gets to the heart of issues about what makes a ‘good life’ whilst still being a hugely gripping family story.
The Immortalists tells the fantastically imagined and written stories of siblings Simon, Klara, Daniel and Varya.
How will they live their lives, knowing exactly when they will die? How will they decide on what’s important in their life? What will be their life’s purposes? How far will get in completing their life purposes, especially with other events that life brings along with it.
One becomes a dancer, another becomes an illusionist, another a doctor and one a researcher of longevity.
The Immortalists is a delightful read. The first chapter in any book should captivate the reader and reel them in. However the first chapter in this book had the opposite effect.
Benjamin appeared to be trying too hard in the first chapter. She made the characters appear unrelatable.
But I implore readers to read on, as they are rewarded with a simple but genius idea, a fairly predictable plot with the odd charming twists, great description, characters that readers come to care about and a perfectly paced tremendous read.
Benjamin lacked a distinctive writers voice, although to be fair The Immortalists is only her second book.
The Immortalists is an addictive, easy, relaxing, engaging, captivating, heartwarming read and the perfect book to read holiday. You will throughly enjoy The Immortalists.
The Immortalists is available to buy on Amazon and at all good book shops.
The concept was good and engaging. If you think you're going to die by a certain date will your actions lead you there? I would recommend because it makes you think and consider certain truths and beliefs.
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Most recent customer reviews
The book is clever and thought provoking.Read more