Sing Them Home

Sing Them Home

Book - 2009
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This novel is a portrait of three siblings who have lived in the shadow of unresolved grief since their mother's disappearance when they were children. Everyone in Emlyn Springs knows the story of Hope Jones, the physician's wife whose big dreams for their tiny town were lost along with her in the tornado of 1978. For Hope's three young children, the stability of life with their preoccupied father, and with Viney, their mother's spitfire best friend, is no match for Hope's absence. Larken, the eldest, is now an art history professor who seeks in food an answer to a less tangible hunger; Gaelan, the son, is a telegenic weatherman who devotes his life to predicting the unpredictable; and the youngest, Bonnie, is a self-proclaimed archivist who combs roadsides for clues to her mother's legacy, and permission to move on. When they're summoned home after their father's death, each sibling is forced to revisit the childhood tragedy that has defined their lives.
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780871139634
Branch Call Number: FICTION Kallos Stephani
Characteristics: 542 p. :,24 cm.


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Nov 14, 2011

This is one of the most well-written books I have ever read. I wouldn't recommend it to my teenagers if I still had teens at home; it is R rated in places. But it is a fabulous story written poetically.

Jan 03, 2009

Recommended by Costco.


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