The Evening News

The Evening News

A Novel

Book - 1999
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Baker & Taylor
After nine-year-old Teddy accidentally shoots his two-year-old half-sister while playing with a gun, Teddy's stepfather finds himself unable to forgive him and even Teddy's mother begins to wonder why she cannot love her son unconditionally. 100,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
It must seem odd to him how you got punished for the minor infractions. A "time out" for talking back. No Popsicle for coming home late. But for the major crimes, there was no punishment. How much "time out" for shooting your little sister?
Giselle thought she finally had it all together. She'd escaped from the Midwest to temperate southern California with her young son, Teddy. She'd married Dan Trias, the impassioned professor of her Thursday evening composition class at Cal Tech. Dan seemed the perfect man for her: handsome literate, articulate. They had a baby - Trina - who bound the four of them together. They had become a family, inviolable. Or so she'd thought
When Trina and Teddy are involved in a terrible accident, fault lines immediately appear, revealing them as a family divided. Dan's ability to communicate collapses in the face of the crisis, and Giselle finds herself pulled between her grieving husband and her shocked son. And as she struggles to piece her family back together, Giselle has to teach herself the hardest lesson a mother can learn: how to forgive your child the unforgivable.

Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, c1999.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316825337
Branch Call Number: SWI
Characteristics: 356 p. ; 24 cm.


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Jul 17, 2010

Ms. Swick's insight into the feelings and description of the reactions of various characters to a difficult situation is nothing short of amazing. Although I usually prefer common stories without overwhelming incidents,
I could hardly put this book down.


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