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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 fiancâe, 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" --
Summary
Clegg's devastatingly beautiful fiction debut is the portrait of a community in the aftermath of a tragedy. June Reid, the broken woman at the epicenter of the novel, is struggling with a loss so profound that she is unable to see beyond her grief, unaware that it has touched many people. Clegg tells their stories with heartbreaking sensitivity and insight. -- Mary Coe for LibraryReads
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
  • Library Journal Best Books 2015
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
  • ALA Notable Book, 2016.
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provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10435765
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Did you ever have a family, Bill Clegg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Scout Press hardcover edition.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781476798172
Lccn
2014037087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
BRO-copy20150910-074
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn891324486
  • (OCoLC)891324486
  • 351731
Label
Did you ever have a family, Bill Clegg
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Scout Press hardcover edition.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781476798172
Lccn
2014037087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
BRO-copy20150910-074
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn891324486
  • (OCoLC)891324486
  • 351731

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