This is an excellent book. It shows the long reaching effects of a personal tragedy on a family. You see the way that this tragedy effects mother, father and brother. If you get the chance to read this book, do it.
This book was so well written that I believed the events happening in it were happening to me. A very sad, touching story. It was hard to put down!
From the book jacket:
Giselle thought she finally had it all together. She'd escaped from the Midwest to temperate southern California with her young son, Teddy. She'd married Dan Trias, the imapssioned professor of her Thursday evening composition class at Cal Tech. Dan seemed the perfect man for her: handsome, literate, articulate. They had a baby-Trina-who bound the four of them together. They had become a family, inviolable. Or so she'd thought.
When Trina and Teddy are involved in a terrible accident, fault lines immediately appear, revealing them as a family divided. Dan's ability to communicate lapses in the the face of the crisis and Giselle finds herself pulled between her grieving husband and her shocked son. And as she struggles to piece her family back together, Giselle has to teach herself the hardest lesson a mother can learn: how to forgive your child the unforgivable.
This book is extremely emotional. It follows a mother through a tragedy after her son accidently shoots his younger sister. How does a family deal with this kind of tragedy. How do forgive your own son. And the emotional strain put on a marriage. You will cry when you read this book!
This book is sad but so wonderful.
What if your 9 year old son accidentally shot your 23 month old daughter? What if your husband is not your son's father? How would the dynamics of your blended family change? Very good novel.
Well, dang, this is one depressing book. I don't know what ever possessed me to buy it. Well-read, though, by JoBeth Williams.
I am only posting this book because I found a hardcover copy at the used book store. I loved this book! It deals with a very difficult subject matter in a realistic and gut-wrenching way. Highly recommend!!