Above the Thunder

Above the Thunder

A Novel

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
Anna Brinkman, a fifty-three-year-old widow, who has been estranged from her heroin-addicted daughter, finds her life turned upside down when her son-in-law and granddaughter, Flynn, arrive, without her daughter, and Anna agrees to help raise the troubled Flynn.

Blackwell North Amer
Anna has just turned fifty, widowed, estranged from her only child, and embittered by a life that is full on the surface but empty at its core. When her daughter, Poppy, calls after a twelve-year absence and asks if she and her family can visit, Anna reluctantly agrees. Soon after, Poppy's husband and their ten-year-old daughter, Flynn, show up on her doorstep without Poppy, to stay.
As a favor to a friend, Anna agrees to help coordinate a support group for HIV patients. On the first day she meets Jack, who must choose between his "considerable appetites" and Stuart, his partner who has been unwaveringly faithful for over a decade. Stuart, in turn, struggles with whether his deep love for Jack will survive the storms ahead.
It is Flynn - imaginative, inspired, and haunted by her convictions about the spirit world - who becomes the center of this unlikely but devoted family.

Publisher: San Francisco, CA : MacAdam/Cage, c2003
ISBN: 9781931561594
Branch Call Number: F MAN
Characteristics: 333 p. ; 24 cm


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