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The why of things : a novel

Author: Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Free Press hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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Since the tragic loss of her seventeen-year-old daughter less than a year ago, Joan Jacobs has been working hard to keep her tight-knit family from coming apart. But it seems as if she and Anders, her husband, have lost their easy comfort with each other and are unable to snap back from their isolation into the familiarity and warmth they so desperately need, both for themselves and for their surviving daughters,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Psychological fiction
Mystery fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop
ISBN: 1451695756 9781451695755 1451695845 9781451695847
OCLC Number: 818985145
Description: 305 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop.
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Since the tragic loss of her seventeen-year-old daughter less than a year ago, Joan Jacobs has been working hard to keep her tight-knit family from coming apart. But it seems as if she and Anders, her husband, have lost their easy comfort with each other and are unable to snap back from their isolation into the familiarity and warmth they so desperately need, both for themselves and for their surviving daughters, Eve and Eloise. The Jacobses flee to their summer home in search of peace and renewal, but moments after they arrive the family is confronted with an eerily similar tragedy: that same evening a pickup truck had driven into the quarry in their backyard. Within hours, the local police drag up the body of a young man, James Favazza. As the Jacobs family learns more about the inexplicable events that led up to that fateful June evening, each of them becomes increasingly tangled in the emotional threads of James' life and death: fifteen-year-old Eve grows obsessed with proving that James' death wasn't an accident, though the police refuse to consider this; Anders finds himself forced to face his own deepest fears; and seven-year-old Eloise unwittingly adopts James' orphaned dog. Joan herself becomes increasingly fixated on James' mother, a stranger whose sudden loss so closely mirrors her own.

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