Family History

Family History

A Novel

Book - 2003
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From the prodigiously gifted author of the acclaimed memoir Slow Motion , a stunning and brutally honest novel about one family's harrowing recovery from devastation.

Rachel Jensen is perfectly happy: in love with her husband, devoted to their daughter Kate, gratified by her work restoring art. And finally, she's pregnant again. But as Rachel discovers, perfection can unravel in an instant. The summer she is thirteen, Kate returns from camp sullen, angry, and withdrawn. Everyone assures Rachel it's typical adolescent angst. But then Kate has a terrifying accident with her infant brother, and the ensuing guilt brings forth a dreadful lie--one that ruptures their family, perhaps irrevocably. Family History is a mesmerizing journey through the mysteries of adolescent pain and family crisis.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400032112
1400032113
9780375415470
0375415475
Branch Call Number: F Sha

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graybear3
Oct 27, 2017

Just average for me. Seemed to drag in parts and there really was no mystery or real tension. Maybe I've read too many of these kind of books, and much better ones at that. It wasn't really satisfying for me, but that's maybe just me. It wasn't terrible, just kinda average.

aisha65 Jul 02, 2014

Excellent story. I couldn't put the book down.

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