In honor of Halloween, we’re dabbling with the occult with our quiz. Won’t you join us?
If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? It’s 1969 in New York City’s Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes.
A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.
Want to have a little magical fun like the Gold children? Take our quiz that will tell you what tarot card you are!
If you liked the read, be sure to vote for The Immortalists for the January LibraryReads list by 11/20!
“The narratives [Benjamin] offers are intriguingly intertwined and beautifully rendered . . . Thought-provoking and entertaining.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“An imaginative and satisfying family saga . . . A cleverly structured novel steeped in Jewish lore and the history of four decades of American life. The four Gold siblings are wonderful creations, and in Benjamin’s expert hands their story becomes a moving meditation on fate, faith, and the family ties that alternately hurt and heal.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)