“Feldman is a tremendously endearing writer.”
— Ron Charles, The Washington Post
“START WITHOUT ME is a smart, pitch-perfect story.”
— #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Christina Baker Kline


“This compact, well-crafted novel, alternating between two points of view, asks the age-old question—how do you get from where you are to where you want to be?—but does so with indelible protagonists and a vision firmly anchored in the reality that surrounds them. … Highly recommended.”
— Library Journal

“Joshua Max Feldman has written the quintessential Thanksgiving novel.”
— Marcy Dermansky, Author of The Red Car

“START WITHOUT ME is an exceptional novel. … A tender, funny, beautifully written evocation of the maelstrom of the holidays and the potential to connect.”
— Zachary Mason, author of Void Star and The Lost Books of the Odyssey

“Feldman’s engaging novel offers sublime levity to balance the gravity of his characters’ various struggles, and Adam’s and Marissa’s tales interweave effortlessly as they search for meaning among many doubts and what-ifs.”
— Booklist

“A smart, pitch-perfect story about how our families are made up of people who know us better than anyone — and yet somehow often don’t know us at all.”
— #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Christina Baker Kline

“A very entertaining and moving novel.”
— Chigozie Obioma, Author of The Fishermen

“Feldman is a tremendously endearing writer. . . . His willingness to pose the big questions to the whirlwind makes for unusually thoughtful reading.”
— Ron Charles, The Washington Post


Joshua Max Feldman is a writer of fiction and theater. Born and raised in Amherst, Massachusetts, he has lived in England, Russia, and Switzerland. THE BOOK OF JONAH, his first novel, has been translated into nine languages. His new novel, START WITHOUT ME, will be published on October 17, 2017, by William Morrow. He currently resides in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.

Author Joshua Max Feldman


OCTOBER 7, 2017 – New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association, Cherry Hills, NJ

OCTOBER 17, 2017 – Reading at 61 Local, Presented by Books Are Magic, Brooklyn, NY

OCTOBER 28, 2017 – Boston Book Festival, Boston, MA


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