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One Summer (Reprint) (Paperback)
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Known for his many legal thrillers, David Baldacci reveals his sensitive side with ONE SUMMER, a dramatic story of one family's efforts to overcome loss. Just as Jack Armstrong thought his time had come, that his terminal illness had finally run its course, fate sends him and his family a cruel blow: Jack's healthy and vibrant wife is struck by a car and killed. Flash forward less than a year, and Jack has made a remarkable recovery. His children, however, are still reeling from the recent traumas, so Jack brings everyone together to a beach house for a summer of personal healing and familial rebuilding.
From 1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci comes a moving family drama about learning to love again after heartbreak and loss.ONE SUMMERIt's almost Christmas, but there is no joy in the house of terminally ill Jack and his family. With only a short time left to live, he spends his last days preparing to say goodbye to his devoted wife, Lizzie, and their three children. Then, unthinkably, tragedy strikes again: Lizzie is killed in a car accident. With no one able to care for them, the children are separated from each other and sent to live with family members around the country. Just when all seems lost, Jack begins to recover in a miraculous turn of events. He rises from what should have been his deathbed, determined to bring his fractured family back together. Struggling to rebuild their lives after Lizzie's death, he reunites everyone at Lizzie's childhood home on the oceanfront in South Carolina. And there, over one unforgettable summer, Jack will begin to learn to love again, and he and his children will learn how to become a family once more.
Number of Pages: 337
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
Author: BALDACCI, DAVID
Street Date: December 27, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-0163