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Evening News

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Evening News

It must seem odd to him how you got punished for the minor infractions. A "time out" for talking back. No popsicle for coming home late. No TV for breaking your sister's Busy Box. But for the major crimes, there was no punishment. How much "time out" for shooting your little sister?

Giselle thought she finally had it all together. She'd escaped from the mid-West to temperate Southern California with her young son Teddy. She'd married Dan Trias, who seemed the perfect man for her: handsome, literate, articulate. They had a baby, and the four of them became a family, inviolable. Or so she'd thought.

When one false move triggers a terrible accident, they become a family divided. Dan collapses in the face of the crisis, and Giselle is pulled between her grieving husband and her shocked son. And as she struggles to piece her family back together, she has to teach herself the hardest lesson a mother can learn: How to forgive your child the unforgivable.

Searing and illuminating--and, finally, redemptive--Evening News takes an unflinching look at the fragile relationships in step-families, the nature of the love between parents and children, and what happens when the two collide.

Evening News
by Marly Swick

  • Publication Date: January 11, 2000
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Back Bay Books
  • ISBN-10: 0316825646
  • ISBN-13: 9780316825641