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Before and Afterby Rosellen Brown
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The Reisers were a typical American family. Two loving parents. Two bright teenagers. A lovely home in a small New England town. But then one day the doorbell rang, bringing news of a shattering crime that would turn their son into a stranger and tear their lives in half. As the case unfolds, parent is pitted against parent, brother against sister, family against community.
Before and After is a novel that dares us to ask how well we, as families, really know each other and ourselves...dares us to see that one event can change everything...dares us to confront the fine--and shattering--line between guilt and innocence, between love and rage, between before and after.
The Reisers were a typical American family until the day the doorbell rang, bringing news of a shattering crime that would turn their son into a stranger and tear their lives in half. In a novel that shows that there is sometimes a fine — and shattering — line between guilt and innocence, between love and rage, between before and after, Rosellen Brown has crafted a masterpiece.
Called "an unabashed, read-until-dawn page-turner" by The New York Times Book Review, and adapted into a feature film starring Meryl Streep and Liam Neeson, this national bestseller is now available exclusively in this trade paperback format.
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