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Honor Sullivan travels from Connecticut to Ireland with her three young daughters to join her artist husband. Also an artist, Honor is worried about her marriage and her husband's extreme methods. John builds a sculpture on the rugged coast that turns into a nightmare for the family as John and his oldest daughter face a tormentor, and John is imprisoned for six years. When he is released, he returns to his beloved family and the Connecticut shore and finds that much has changed. Honor is scared of her reaction to John. She has worked hard to raise her family and teach art. As they struggle to find a way to reconnect as a family, more trauma ensues that will either bind them or drive them apart.
Publisher: Bantam,
ISBN: 9780553804195
Branch Call Number: AF RICE


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Apr 17, 2014

Slow developing story. Exploring the Irish exile to America, a family struggle to seek redemption in order to reunite.

Mar 16, 2010

Boring from the start. Skimmed through to see how it ended.

Jul 14, 2007

If you are looking for a nice gentle contemporary read, then you have found it in this novel. A story of one family''s struggle until their father is released from prison for murder, and the support that extended family and friends can bring to them is inspiring. Facing the secrets of the past and releasing the anger in order to find their way to the truth lead this family through a most trying time. For in the end, it is the truth that matters.

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