The Space Between Before and After (Paperback)

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Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780061452185
SKU 206443304
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0061452181
Release Date 5/1/2008
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 1T
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Editors Note Having experienced traumatic losses that coincided with major events in the space program, Holli Templeton harbors an irrational dread in the aftermath of the space shuttle Columbia tragedy, fears that are augmented by the mental decline of a beloved grandparent and her son's decision to drop out of college. Original. 50,000 first printing.
Editors Note 1 Forty-two and divorced, Holli Templeton has just begun to realize the pleasures of owning her life for the first time. But the experience is short-lived. Her son Conner has unexpectedly fled college in Rhode Island and moved to Texas with his troubled girlfriend, Kilian. This alone is difficult to handle, but as Holli begins to understand the depth of the girl's problems, concern turns to crisis. Conner's situation is worsening, and as if that's not enough, Holli notices signs of serious decline in the beloved Texas grandmother who raised her. She has no choice but to leave the comfort zone of life in New York and return to her hometown in Texas to care for the people she loves. In the tight space between these two generations, Holli initially feels lost. The journey back stirs so many unresolved hurts from her childhood. But something else happens in this uneasy homecoming. Comfort arrives in the ethereal presence of the mother long lost to her, and Holli is surprised to find that as she struggles to help her son and grandmother, the wounds of her own past begin to heal. The space between before and after—easily the most challenging place she has ever known—begins to reveal an unanticipated hope for what the future might hold.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0416
Publisher William Morrow & Company
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