The Sweet Hereafter

The Sweet Hereafter

A Novel

Book - 1992
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Following a tragic schoolbus accident, high-profile lawyer Mitchell Stephens descends upon a small town. With promises of retribution and a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of the grieving community, Stephens begins his investigation into the details of the crash. But beneath the town's calm, he uncovers a tangled web of lies, deceit and forbidden desires that mirrors his own troubled personal life. Gradually, we learn that Stephens has his own agenda, and that everyone has secrets to keep.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperPerennial, 1992
Edition: 1st HarperPerennial ed
ISBN: 9780060923242
Branch Call Number: F Ban


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Jul 30, 2017

Disappointment. Hated this book....scanned most of it after a rough 1st chapter. Can't believe people like this.

TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 02, 2016

Told from the perspective of four different characters, the plot is interesting and the method Banks uses to propel the story is very effective.

Apr 23, 2013

One of my favorite books

Apr 10, 2011

This book is full of introspection and not a lot of action, but I liked it anyway! The story is sad, but beautifully told, and the descripitons of scenery are lovely. A very quiet, thoughtful story.

dragonsnakes Mar 17, 2011

Well written book but sad


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