And Sometimes why

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Penguin, 2008 - Fiction - 303 pages
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From a contributing editor for Vogue, a pitch-perfect, funny, and poignant novel about the joy and heartache of how deeply one person's life can affect so many others.

With wit and warmth, first novel And Sometimes Why captures the fragile rhythm and unpredictable drama of family life. When Sophia and Darius say good- bye to their teenage daughters one unremarkable morning, they have no idea how permanently their family will be affected by a decision made around the breakfast table. One of the daughters will have a terrible accident, the other will meet a boy. Both events will change their lives forever. The accident will set in motion a chain of events involving Harry, the still handsome B-list celebrity host of a sadistic hit game show; Anton, a sexually repressed unemployed filmmaker; and Misty, who has reached month seven in what was supposed to be a six-month campaign to make something of herself. As Sophia and Darius cope with the impact of the accident on their relationship, their oldest daughter is faced with making a choice between seizing the day and hanging on to the past. All choose unexpected paths to the same conclusion. Profoundly honest, and rendered with a deft lightness of touch, And Sometimes Why is a novel about how quickly life can change and how we must learn to change with it.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
18
Section 4
24
Section 5
44
Section 6
54
Section 7
59
Section 8
74
Section 18
187
Section 19
195
Section 20
203
Section 21
212
Section 22
219
Section 23
237
Section 24
247
Section 25
252

Section 9
78
Section 10
87
Section 11
98
Section 12
109
Section 13
115
Section 14
118
Section 15
138
Section 16
151
Section 17
170
Section 26
260
Section 27
267
Section 28
269
Section 29
280
Section 30
290
Section 31
305
Section 32
307
Section 33
315
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About the author (2008)

Rebecca Johnson has been a contributing editor for Vogue for the last eleven years. Her extensive career in journalism also includes writing "Talk of the Town" columns at The New Yorker and working as a contributing editor at Talk magazine. She lives in Brooklyn and Bedford, New York, with her husband, two children, and three stepchildren.

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