Did You Ever Have a Family A Novel

By: Clegg, Bill

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293pp. 8vo. Quarter bound, paper and cloth over boards, stamped spine. Book resides in an orange custom slipcase, made especially for this Powell's Indiespensable series, this being #55 in the series. Signed by author. Book has a complete number line starting with 1, is unread, unmarked, unclipped, tight, bright, and pristine. A 19-page author interview booklet accompanies the book. Book is still in the Powell's shrinkwrap. Gift quality.


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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD, MAN BOOKER PRIZE, PEN/ROBERT W. BINGHAM PRIZE, AND ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE - AN ALA NOTABLE BOOK - NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Amazon - Library Journal - Booklist - NPR - Kirkus Reviews - Guardian - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Google Play - Kobo - Literary Hub - Powell's - Indie Next List

Hailed as "masterly" by The New York Times Book Review, "a brilliantly constructed debut set in the aftermath of catastrophic loss" (2015 Man Booker Prize Judges).

The stunning debut novel from bestselling author Bill Clegg is a magnificently powerful story about a circle of people who find solace in the least likely of places as they cope with a horrific tragedy.

On the eve of her daughter's wedding, June Reid's life is completely devastated when a shocking disaster takes the lives of her daughter, her daughter's fianc , her ex-husband, and her boyfriend, Luke--her entire family, all gone in a moment. And June is the only survivor.

Alone and directionless, June drives across the country, away from her small Connecticut town. In her wake, a community emerges, weaving a beautiful and surprising web of connections through shared heartbreak.

From the couple running a motel on the Pacific Ocean where June eventually settles into a quiet half-life, to the wedding's caterer whose bill has been forgotten, to Luke's mother, the shattered outcast of the town--everyone touched by the tragedy is changed as truths about their near and far histories finally come to light.

Elegant and heartrending, and one of the most accomplished fiction debuts of the year, Did You Ever Have a Family is an absorbing, unforgettable tale that reveals humanity at its best through forgiveness and hope. At its core is a celebration of family--the ones we are born with and the ones we create.

Title: Did You Ever Have a Family A Novel

Author Name: Clegg, Bill

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Scout Press/Simon & Schuster: 2015

ISBN Number: 1476798176

ISBN Number 13: 9781476798172

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0002736