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Did You Ever Have A Family

Bill Clegg

The stunning debut novel from bestselling author Bill Clegg is a magnificently powerful story about a circle of people who find solace in the least likely of places as they cope with a horrific tragedy. On the eve of her daughter's wedding, June Reid's life is completely devastated when a shocking disaster takes the lives of her daughter, her daughter's fiancé, her ex-husband, and her boyfriend, Luke-her entire family, all gone in a moment. And June is the only survivor. Alone and directionless, June drives across the country, away from her small Connecticut town. In her wake, a community emerges, weaving a beautiful and surprising web of connections through shared heartbreak. From the couple running a motel on the Pacific Ocean where June eventually settles into a quiet half-life, to the wedding's caterer whose bill has been forgotten, to Luke's mother, the shattered outcast of the town-everyone touched by the tragedy is changed as truths about their near and far histories finally come to light. Elegant and heartrending, and one of the most accomplished fiction debuts of the year, Did You Ever Have a Family is an absorbing, unforgettable tale that reveals humanity at its best through forgiveness and hope. At its core is a celebration of family-the ones we are born with and the ones we create.

The stunning debut novel from bestselling author Bill Clegg is a magnificently powerful story about a circle of people who find solace in the least likely of places as they cope with a horrific tragedy. On the eve of her daughter's wedding, June Reid's life is completely devastated when a shocking disaster takes the lives of her daughter, her daughter's fiancé, her ex-husband, and her boyfriend, Luke-her entire family, all gone in a moment. And June is the only survivor. Alone and directionless, June drives across the country, away from her small Connecticut town. In her wake, a community emerges, weaving a beautiful and surprising web of connections through shared heartbreak. From the couple running a motel on the Pacific Ocean where June eventually settles into a quiet half-life, to the wedding's caterer whose bill has been forgotten, to Luke's mother, the shattered outcast of the town-everyone touched by the tragedy is changed as truths about their near and far histories finally come to light. Elegant and heartrending, and one of the most accomplished fiction debuts of the year, Did You Ever Have a Family is an absorbing, unforgettable tale that reveals humanity at its best through forgiveness and hope. At its core is a celebration of family-the ones we are born with and the ones we create.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The stunning debut novel from bestselling author Bill Clegg is a magnificently powerful story about a circle of people who find solace in the least likely of places as they cope with a horrific tragedy. On the eve of her daughter's wedding, June Reid's life is completely devastated when a shocking disaster takes the lives of her daughter, her daughter's fiancé, her ex-husband, and her boyfriend, Luke-her entire family, all gone in a moment. And June is the only survivor. Alone and directionless, June drives across the country, away from her small Connecticut town. In her wake, a community emerges, weaving a beautiful and surprising web of connections through shared heartbreak. From the couple running a motel on the Pacific Ocean where June eventually settles into a quiet half-life, to the wedding's caterer whose bill has been forgotten, to Luke's mother, the shattered outcast of the town-everyone touched by the tragedy is changed as truths about their near and far histories finally come to light. Elegant and heartrending, and one of the most accomplished fiction debuts of the year, Did You Ever Have a Family is an absorbing, unforgettable tale that reveals humanity at its best through forgiveness and hope. At its core is a celebration of family-the ones we are born with and the ones we create.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 55m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

24:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:54


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:45


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:05


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

13:07


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:24


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:06


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:42


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:21


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

00:50