Blame (Hardcover, Large Print)

By Michelle Huneven

Thorndike Press, 9781410420930, 531pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2009

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“Blame is another wonderful story from Huneven, with characters and relationships so real you hate to say goodbye when the book ends. A history professor comes out of an alcoholic blackout in jail for running over two Jehovah's Witnesses in her driveway. The story follows her through years of punishment, remorse, and atonement. She eventually rebuilds her life and relationships, finds community in unlikely places, and comes to terms with herself. Richard Russo calls Huneven 'a writer of extraordinary and thrilling talent' and I think you'll agree.”
— Carla, Inkwood Books, Tampa, FL
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Huneven's third book is a spellbinding novel of guilt and love, family and shame, sobriety and the lack of it, and the moral ambiguities that ensnare us all.