Edward Schwarzschild

Books & Other Writing

The Family Diamond

In these nine sparkling stories, families come together, split apart, and come together again. Beginning with Milly and Charlie Diamond, the long-married couple facing the world hand in hand, Schwarzschild captures essential moments of family life: the tender advice Charlie offers his lovesick grandson; an outdoor trip shared by an uncle and his nephew; the unexpected reunion of two siblings at a hospital bedside. And when Charlie and Milly appear again in the final story, they have mysteriously regained their youth and are trying to explain to their friends—and to themselves—this unbelievable reversal of fortune.