"Grace" by T. Greenwood

For thirteen-year-old Trevor Kennedy, taking photos helps make sense of his fractured world. His father, Kurt, struggles to keep a business going while also caring for Trevor's aging grandfather, whose hoarding has reached dangerous levels. Trevor's mother, Elisabeth, all but ignores her son while doting on his five-year-old sister, Gracy, and pilfering useless drugstore items. Trevor knows he can count on little Gracy's unconditional love and his art teacher's encouragement. None of that compensates for the bullying he has endured at school for as long as he can remember. But where Trevor once silently tolerated the jabs and name-calling, now anger surges through him in ways he's powerless to control. Only Crystal, a store clerk dealing with her own loss, sees the deep fissures in the Kennedy family - in the haunting photographs Trevor brings to be developed, and in the palpable distance between Elisabeth and her son. And as their lives become more intertwined, each will be pushed to the breaking point, with shattering, unforeseeable consequences.

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  • susan

    sorry i didn;t make it. my daughter came to town and i had a headache.

    April 25, 2013

  • Kathy A.

    I'm finding the books chosen are depressing.

    1 · April 19, 2013

    • Wendy

      Oh no :( I'm planning on starting this weekend. Is it an easy read?

      April 19, 2013

    • Kathy A.

      I didn't read the book, just the synopsis.

      April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have a friend coming to visit. Catch you @ the next one. Cheers.

    April 19, 2013

  • Lorraine Proulx A.

    Sorry, I can't attend. I will be out of town!. : -(

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What is the book for the May date please?

    April 6, 2013

    • Wendy

      "Someone Knows My Name" by Lawrence Hill and the meetup is May 22. I hope you can join us!!

      1 · April 12, 2013

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