Family Pictures: A Novel (Paperback)

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Description


A masterful, engrossing novel about the life of a large family that is deeply bonded by the stranger in their midst -- an autistic child

The whole world could not have broken the spirit and strength of the Eberhardt family of 1948. Lainey is a wonderful if slightly eccentric mother. David is a good father, sometimes sarcastic, always cool-tempered. Two wonderful children round out the perfect picture. Then the next child arrives -- and life is never the same again. Over the next forty years, the Eberhardt family struggles to survive a flood tide of upheaval and heartbreak, love and betrayal, passion and pain...hoping they can someday heal their hearts.

About the Author


Sue Miller is the bestselling author of While I Was Gone, The Distinguished Guest, For Love, Family Pictures, Inventing the Abbotts, and The Good Mother. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Praise For…


“Dazzling and disturbing.”
— People

“Miller does an extraordinary job of representing the terrible (or wonderful), thick intimacy of family life.”
— San Francisco Chronicle

“Profoundly honest, shapely, ambitious, engrossing.”
— New York Times Book Review

“Absolutely flawless. It captures perfectly the sass and grit of family life. Harrowing and funny and haunting.”
— Chicago Tribune


Product Details
ISBN: 9780060929985
ISBN-10: 0060929987
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: January 9th, 1999
Pages: 448
Language: English