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The Possibilities

Kaui Hart Hemmings


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (5/12/2014)
Paperback (2/24/2015)
Hardcover (5/13/2014)


In this highly anticipated novel from the bestselling author of "The Descendants," a grieving mother struggles to overcome her son's death, when a strange girl enters her life with a secret that changes them both forever.
Sarah St. John, a single mother, is reeling from grief: Three months ago, her twenty-one-year-old son, Cully, died in an avalanche near their home in the ski resort town of Breckenridge, Colorado.
As Sarah tries her best to go through the stages--the anger, the sadness, the letting go--she has trouble keeping her grief at bay and moving on with life. Her father, a retiree who has become addicted to QVC, urges Sarah to go back to work at Breckenridge's local morning show. Her best friend, a recent divorcee who always manages to say the wrong things, convinces Sarah to sort through Cully's belongings. Slowly, she comes to terms with a world without the swish of her son's ski pants or the rolling of his skateboard outside her window. Then a girl named Kit appears on Sarah's doorstep--and she's carrying Cully's child.
"The Possibilities" is a tender and darkly funny story about the fracturing and healing that takes place within a family after tragedy. Told in Kaui Hart Hemmings's unsentimental and refreshingly wry style--praised as "audaciously comic" by "The New Yorker"--this uplifting novel asks difficult questions about what we risk to keep our loved ones close.

Thorndike Press, 9781410469908, 429pp.

Publication Date: June 18, 2014