A Boy in Winter: A Novel

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Crown, 1999 - Fiction - 241 pages
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Two families living in suburban Chicago confront the consequences and complications of tragedy after a young boy accidentally kills his best friend with a hunting bow, in a story about grief, the burdens of guilt, and the redemptive power of forgiveness and love. 20,000 first printing.

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Chernoff (American Heaven, 1996, etc.) describes an intractable tragedy—a young boy unintentionally murders another—with much accuracy and feeling but offers only a narrative shrug when parting with ... Read full review

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After Nancy Horvath's husband leaves her, she and son Danny move to a new house and meet their neighbors, the Novas. Eddie Nova rapidly attaches himself to Danny, and Nancy soon finds herself involved ... Read full review

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Maxine Chernoff has won many awards for her ten books of poetry and fiction, including a Carl Sandburg Award, a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award, and a Sun-Times/Friends of Literature Award. A Chicago native, she and her husband, the poet Paul Hoover, and their three children live in Northern California, where she teaches at San Francisco State University.

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