Capacity for Infinite Happiness, The
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Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd.
Mathematician Emily Kogan needs to finish her thesis, and her secretive family may be just the inspiration she's looking for. She decides to conduct research into the influence of personal relationships, using her family tree as an original social network. Tracing the spiderwebs of these connections, she learns far more than she bargained for. In the 1930s, Harpo Marx joins his brothers at the Kogan's Jewish-friendly resort in Canada. Unhappy after the death of his parents and uncertain in life after the latest Marx Brothers' movie flops at the cinemas, Harpo is looking for something or someone to save. Captivated by the mysterious Ayala Kogan and her two daughters, he is drawn deeply into the lives of the Kogan family and their tragic past. Effortlessly weaving together these two storylines, Alexis von Konigslow draws the reader into an astonishing tale of ill-fated love, extraordinary courage, and a daring transatlantic escape.