When young Janie Pike dies in a tragic accident, she leaves behind a family numbed with grief and torn with guilt and recrimination.
In this compassionate and haunting novel Anne Tyler explores how each member of the family learns to face the future in their own way.
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- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/11/1987
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099337003