The Possibilities

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Hardcover, Simon & Schuster, 2014, ISBN13 9781476725796, ISBN10 1476725799

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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.

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: May 13, 2014
ISBN-13: 9781476725796
ISBN-10: 1476725799
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 288
Written in: ENG
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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