Family Pictures: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Jan 9, 1999 - Fiction - 448 pages
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A Masterful, Engrossing Novel About The Life Of A Large Family That Is Deeply Bounded By The Stranger In Their Midst -- An Autistic Child

The whole world could not have broken the spirit and strength of the Eberhardt family of 1948. Lainey is a wonderful if slightly eccentric mother. David is a good father, sometimes sarcastic, always cool-tempered. Two wonderful children round out the perfect picture. Then the next child arrives -- and life is never the same again. Over the next forty years, the Eberhardt family struggles to survive a flood tide of upheaval and heartbreak, love and betrayal, passion and pain...hoping they can someday heal their hearts.

 

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User Review  - christinejoseph - LibraryThing

Perfect Family - till Autistic Randall arrives - 40 years struggle Pg 448 - His life to choose ___ wrong - wrong choices Pg 467, 470 Love w/ conditions No one gets Love w/o some conditions want things ... Read full review

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User Review  - moonshineandrosefire - LibraryThing

Whatever the world could throw at the Eberhardt family, circumstances could not have broken their strength or spirit. In 1948, the Eberhardts were the picture perfect family - Lainey is the wonderful ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1
3
June 1954
30
June 1954
49
December 1954
66
Summer 1956
89
December 1963
117
April 1964
139
Augusl 1964
163
June 1965
198
March 1966
218
SpringSummer 196 6
251
Chapter 13
273
NovemberDecember 1968
300
January 1970
337
June 1979
365
Chapter 17
397

May 1965
175

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About the author (1999)

Sue Miller is the bestselling author of While I Was Gone, The Distinguished Guest, For Love, Family Pictures, Inventing the Abbotts, and The Good Mother. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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