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By Jacquelyn Mitchard

ISBN-10: 0060836938

ISBN-13: 9780060836931

A negative coincidence has left little Keefer orphaned yet no longer undesirable. Devastated through his loved sister's tragic dying, twenty-four-year-old bachelor Gordon McKenna assumes that he'll be entrusted with elevating his niece, whom he has grown super with reference to over the few useful months of Keefer's lifestyles. however the kid's paternal grandparents have varied ideas—and a fierce felony conflict ensues that would attempt the ability and obstacles of relatives love many times . . . and not anyone will emerge from it unscathed or unchanged. Jacquelyn Mitchard, whose strong, emotionally wealthy novels have gained resounding severe acclaim and a large, enthusiastic viewers around the world, brings us a hovering, heartbreaking, and unforgettable story of affection and the bonds that unite us all.

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It was all poison. If dying in Georgia’s stead would have been worth trying, Nora would eagerly have done that. Since her from-a-passing-cloud, tumbledown birth, Georgia had been Nora’s pet, and when Keefer was born, Nora did the same thing she’d done for Georgia, sat right down in the middle of planting, no apologies to Hayes or any of them, and smocked a little gray cotton dress with ladybugs on the bodice, the whole thing no bigger than one of her husband’s handkerchiefs. And Georgia, tired as she was—so tired she could sleep right through the baby’s crying, and of course, at least then, nobody knew why—her niece drove all the way out to put some pretty soap in Nora’s mailbox as a thank-you.

For insights into the natural world of central Wisconsin, I thank Andy Johnston and my son Robert Allegretti. My friends Anne D. LeClaire and Barbara Grossman were readers of exem-plary wisdom. During a harrowing passage, my agent of eighteen years and friend forever, Jane Gelfman, was my confidante and compass. Jennifer Her-shey edited this book with light and firm hands; Cathy Hemming published it with verve and idealism. The cover designer, Roberto De Vicq De Cumptich, gave this story its magnificent face.

Peaceful deaths aren’t really peaceful. Your lungs fill up. It’s like drowning in your own body. But think about on TV, how a gazelle looks when a lion grabs it,” he said, words coming faster, “You know, at the last moment, the deer just lets go? ” “Shut up, Gordon, honey, just shut up,” said Lorraine quietly. “Lor,” Mark put in quietly. “Leave him alone. He’s only trying to help . ” Nora peeked around the edge of the door. Her sister-in-law sat huddled in a shawl, a line of untouched plates of pie and cups of coffee arranged on the table before her, with the two men standing, leaning toward her, both of them so tall and her so little.

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