Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Into the everyday life of a picture-perfect, middle class family comes a tragedy both unexpected and inexplicable when the youngest daughter dies in an accident. Now this once stable family, their lives forever changed by unimaginable loss, must learn how to cope, share, grieve, and grow in order to ever approach normalcy again. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Into the everyday life of a picture-perfect, middle class family comes a tragedy both unexpected and inexplicable when the youngest daughter dies in an accident. Now this once stable family, their lives forever changed by unimaginable loss, must learn how to cope, share, grieve, and grow in order to ever approach normalcy again.
From Kirkus Reviews: A first novel that, beginning with its title, begs comparison to Judith Guest's Ordinary People, by an author best known for her nonfiction writing on grief (Healing After Loss, not reviewed, etc.). Hickman tells her quiet story through the eyes of Laura Randall, whose very name cries out ordinariness. She's married to a good-natured engineer, Trace, who takes comfort in facts and who isn't much for emotional expression--a common, likable sort whom Laura still loves dearly after many years. They have three children, two boys about to graduate from college and a 16-year-old daughter, Annie. As the story begins, the family is trying to cope with the death of Laura's father and with her mother's grief, and Hickman captures in near-photographic detail the likable, contrary, selfish, and generous attitudes of a nice family dealing with the grieving widow and with one another. In bed, Laura discusses with Trace Annie's sudden burst into near-adulthood--she's having sex with her boyfriend, what does he think about that? They both think some issues may get settled on the family vacation in Colorado, but once there, suddenly and meaninglessly, Annie's killed while horseback riding. Then, evenhandedly and with great assurance, Hickman charts the course of loss and recovery for each family member. And she excels in the small, telling detail: When Laura goes to the gym, for instance, where she and Annie shared a locker, she can't remember the combination and realizes that she always depended on Annie to remember. The story ends with the moving closure of its first scenes: the grandmother's death. It seems genuinely redemptive. Hickman's debut fiction will require at least one box of Kleenex per reading, but, given its almost stridently modest aims, it's extremely well done. (Regional author tour) -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Buchbeschreibung Grand Central Publishing, 1997. Buchzustand: Good. Reprint. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP85785540
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Buchbeschreibung Grand Central Publishing. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0446604674I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Warner Books Inc, New York, 1997. paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1st Thus. Book is clean and tight. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 148771
Buchbeschreibung Warner Books, Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1997. S Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. F First Paperback Printing.. Brief summary of content available upon request by e-mail. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 294787
Buchbeschreibung Warner Books, New York, 1997. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. No Jacket. Book condition is very good. Minor shelfwear. Very minor edge wear to very few edges. Small scratches on back cover. 337 pages. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 008657
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Buchbeschreibung Grand Central Publishing, 1997. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0446604674
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Buchbeschreibung GRAND CENTRAL PUB MASS MARKET, 1997. PAP. Buchzustand: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Buchnummer des Verkäufers IQ-9780446604673