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Settling into her parents' home in Maine hoping to help them with their respective health challenges, art professor Julie Lambert is shattered by the discovery of her son's heroin addiction.
Published: New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780374271879
0374271879
Branch Call Number: F ROB
Characteristics: 420 p. ;,24 cm.

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mgriley
Oct 28, 2014

What a wonderful author. The subject matter is very disturbing, but she writes the truth, and beautifully.

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lucky38
Sep 18, 2013

What a sad book. Nothing good happens to this family and it gets worse. The author brought the characters to life but they were not happy people. I liked the last sentence of merlinsdad comment. describes the book beautifully.

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merlinsdad
Apr 14, 2011

Wow. This is a beautiful book. At first I was dubious despite the good reviews, due primarily to the subject matter. I was half expecting a verbal Trainspotting, or a hard hitting "life in a methadone clinic", or a sociopolitical diatribe on America's failure to deal with our drug problem. What I found instead was lyric prose, simply and arrestingly beautiful. I was constantly stopped dead in my tracks after reading lines such as, 'The light was beginning to redden toward sunset, flooding the landscape with carmine, as though beauty itself were a color.' This is about people coping with themselves and their families, and you are elegantly ushered into the family for the duration of the book.

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Minnetonka_Library
Jan 18, 2010

A beautifully written story of a mother trying to cope with her son's drug addiction.

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