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In this highly anticipated novel from the bestselling author of The Descendants, a grieving mother struggles to overcome her son's death, when a strange girl enters her life with a secret that changes them both forever. Sarah St. John, a single mother, is reeling from grief: Three months ago, her twenty-one-year-old son, Cully, died in an avalanche near their home in the ski resort town of Breckenridge, Colorado. As Sarah tries her best to go through the stages--the anger, the sadness, the letting go--she has trouble keeping her grief at bay and moving on with life.
Her father, a retiree who has become addicted to QVC, urges Sarah to go back to work at Breckenridge's local morning show. Her best friend, a recent divorcee who always manages to say the wrong things, convinces Sarah to sort through Cully's belongings. Slowly, she comes to terms with a world without the swish of her son's ski pants or the rolling of his skateboard outside her window. Then a girl named Kit appears on Sarah's doorstep--and she's carrying Cully's child.
The Possibilities is a tender and darkly funny story about the fracturing and healing that takes place within a family after tragedy. Told in Kaui Hart Hemmings's unsentimental and refreshingly wry style--praised as "audaciously comic" by The New Yorker --this uplifting novel asks difficult questions about what we risk to keep our loved ones close.
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster|
|Publish Date:||May 13, 2014|
|Number of Pages:||288|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.98|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||6.25 x 9.25 x 1.0|
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