Before and After

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Dell, 1993 - Fiction - 420 pages
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The Reisers were a typical American family. Two loving parents. Two bright teenagers. A lovely home in a small New England town. But then one day the doorbell rang, bringing news of a shattered crime that would turn their son into a stranger and tear their lives in half...A novel that dares us to ask how well we, as families, really know each other and ourselves...dares us to see that one event can change every-thing... dares us to confront the fine and shattering line between guilt and innocence, and between love and rage.

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This fascinating novel, by the author of such critically acclaimed works as Tender Mercies ( LJ 11/15/78. o.p.) and Civil Wars ( LJ 4/15/84), concerns a family's struggle to hold itself together after ... Read full review

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Difficult subject. I don't agree with parents response but what a revealing story. Well-written.


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Rosellen Brown is the author of the best-selling novel "Before & After" as well as "Half a Heart", "Civil Wars", & others. She lives in Chicago.

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