The Possibilities

The Possibilities

Book - 2014 | First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
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"The highly anticipated follow-up to the critically-acclaimed bestseller THE DESCENDANTS ("Audaciously comic" -The New Yorker), a novel about a mother grieving her son's death in a Colorado resort town who is faced with another shock-the appearance of a strange girl carrying a secret that will change their lives irrevocably. "-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476725796
Branch Call Number: F HEMMI-K
Characteristics: 274 pages ; 24 cm


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Mar 16, 2015

I was looking forward to reading this book, having enjoyed "The Descendants". I found this novel to be somewhat tedious & the adult characters including Sarah's father behaved like young 20 something's during their trip to Colorado Springs. The female friend of Sarah's seemed highly immature & tried to be someone other than her self. I finished the book, but was disappointed.

ChristchurchLib Jun 15, 2014

"As in her debut novel (The Descendants, adapted into a movie by the same name starring George Clooney), author Kaui Hart Hemmings addresses grief in a strongly depicted setting, only this time it's Colorado. Overwhelmed by her son Cully's death in an avalanche, single mother Sarah St. John can find no meaning in her ordinary activities, until the arrival of a young woman on her doorstep opens her eyes to those around her. Though Sarah's a bit wary of the young woman's claims to a relationship with Cully, the two embark on a trip to Cully's college for a memorial service, accompanied by Sarah's dad, her best friend, and Cully's father. By turns hilarious and touching, the road trip allows each of the well-drawn characters to move forward in some way. Though of especial interest to readers who have faced similar losses, The Possibilities is also an appealing take on parenthood." Fiction A to Z June 2014 newsletter

debwalker May 21, 2014

Another tear-jerker about family trouble in paradise.....


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