Sing them home / Stephanie Kallos

Author(s): Kallos, Stephanie
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Subjects: Adult children--Fiction
Grief--Fiction
Parents--Death--Fiction
Domestic fiction
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2009
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: 542 p. : 24 cm
Notes: ISBN: 9780871139634 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0871139634 (hardcover)
Summary: 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
OCLC Number: 148600614
ISBN/ISSN: 9780871139634
0871139634