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Penguin Publishing Group, 2002 - Fiction - 305 pages
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We first meet the Mahoney family in 1997, when the four grown children return to their childhood home on the Jersey Shore for Christmas. Then their story begins to unfold in reverse, going deeper into the past, until we are at the same beach house in the summer of '72. The journey back in time reveals the secrets and lies that shaped who the Mahoneys are, as well as the truth about their individual struggles with alcoholism, mental illness, sexual orientation, and all the temptations and pressures of daily life. A "promising debut" that "beautifully captures the intimacies of family life" (Kirkus Reviews); Snapshots draws a complex portrait of an ordinary suburban family and the joys, sorrows, and strengths that unite them.

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It had such promise... I didn't mind going back in time once but the whole book just goes backwards and I wanted to see the OUTCOME, not the past. Read full review


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William Norris earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, and is now a writing teacher at Hofstra University. He is the curator of the Emerging Voices Reading Series at New York's KGB literary bar, and has also taught for The New School and the Gotham Writer's Workshop.

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