The Intersect

When Life Veers off Course, Strangers Find Comfort and Lasting Connection

Fiction - Social Issues
460 Pages
Reviewed on 06/23/2017
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Author Biography

Brad Graber was born and raised in New York City. He obtained a B.A. in Biology from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and an M.H.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. As a healthcare executive, Brad has held a number of management positions over the years. He’s lived in Highland Park, a suburb of Chicago; West Bloomfield, a suburb of Detroit; and Mill Valley, a suburb of San Francisco. Brad currently resides in Phoenix on the grounds of the Arizona Biltmore with his long-term spouse and their dog Charlie.

Brad is formerly a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Certified Medical Executive through Medical Group Management Association. He no longer works in healthcare though he does continue to actively volunteer with local non-profit organizations. He is currently working with Duet, transporting seniors to their medical appointments. He also takes a blind senior grocery shopping every two weeks.

The Intersect is Brad’s debut novel.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Arya Fomonyuy for Readers' Favorite

The Intersect: When Life Veers off Course, Strangers Find Comfort and Lasting Connection by Brad Graber is a compelling and fascinating story with a powerful political and social setting, a story that explores the links between humans in a fast-paced consumerist culture. Set against the backdrop of Arizona in 2010, this novel explores the lives of different characters, whose paths cross in unusual circumstances. Charlie and Dave are in a relationship and have just bought a home in Phoenix, a deal that almost destroys their relationship when an old lady shows up. They just learn that she hasn’t been aware that her relatives have sold the house. Things escalate pretty fast as secrets come to light and connections are made. Readers will encounter great characters like Anna, who channels the spirits of the dead, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, and many others. But how these characters connect is what will blow the reader’s mind.

Brad Graber has crafted a heartwarming, engaging tale in The Intersect, a story that explores elements of romance, human connection, hospitality, and the link between the living and the dead, and what it meant to be gay at the time. The writing is excellent and accessible, and the author offers some excellent social commentaries that will interest readers. I enjoyed the compelling cast of characters. The writing features many dramatic moments and it is punctuated by humorous episodes that will keep the reader entertained. This is a story that rings with originality; it is well-crafted, and exhilarating.