The Resource Did you ever have a family, Bill Clegg

Did you ever have a family, Bill Clegg

Label
Did you ever have a family
Title
Did you ever have a family
Statement of responsibility
Bill Clegg
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On the eve of her daughter's wedding, June Reid's life is completely devastated when a shocking disaster takes the lives of her daughter, her daughter's fiance, her ex-husband, and her boyfriend, Luke - her entire family, all gone in a moment. And June is the only survivor. Alone and directionless, June drives across the country, away from her small Connecticut town. In her wake, a community emerges, weaving a beautiful and surprising web of connections through shared heartbreak. From the couple running a motel on the Pacific Ocean where June eventually settles into a quiet half-life, to the wedding's caterer whose bill has been forgotten, to Luke's mother, the shattered outcast of the town - everyone touched by the tragedy is changed as truths about their near and far histories finally come to light
Cataloging source
NLGGC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
Did you ever have a family, Bill Clegg
Label
Did you ever have a family, Bill Clegg
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
This book of dark secrets opens with a blaze. On the eve of her daughter's wedding, June Reid's world is destroyed when her entire family - her daughter, her daughter's fiance, her ex-husband, and her boyfriend, Luke - all die in a house fire, with June the only survivor. She drives away, stricken and alone, from her small Connecticut town to a beach on the Pacific Northwest, and in the turbulence of grief and gossip left in her wake we slowly make sense of the unimaginable. The novel is a gathering of voices, and each testimony has a new revelation about what led to the catastrophe - the wedding caterer who never got paid; the teenage pothead; the staff in the motel where June lives like a ghost; Luke's mother, the town's pariah - everyone touched by the tragedy finds themselves caught in the undertow, as their secret histories finally come to light. Elegant and devastating, and one of the most accomplished first novels of the year, Did You Ever Have a Family is an absorbing, unforgettable story that reveals humanity at its worst and best, through loss and love, fracture and forgiveness. At the book's heart is the idea of family - the ones we are born with and the ones we create
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23 cm.
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293 p.
Form of item
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Isbn
9780224102360
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Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780224102360
  • (OCoLC)918941589

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