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"Sing Them Home constantly surprises, changing voices, viewpoints, and tempos, mixing humor and pathos, and introducing a big cast of vividly portrayed characters, major and minor. Readers who admired Kallos’s first novel, Broken for You, will likely embrace Sing Them Home, and it will embrace them in return. It’s that sort of book.”Diane White, Boston Globe
Sing Them Home
978-0-8021-4413-3 • $14.95 • Paperback • Sep. 2009
Greeted with unanimous critical praise, and reprinted within its first month of publication, Sing Them Home is the triumphant second novel by Stephanie Kallos, the author of the national best seller and Today Show Book Club selection, Broken For You. Now in paperback, Kallos’s rich, transporting story of three siblings who have lived in the shadow of unresolved grief since their mother’s disappearance when they were children, is well-positioned to become a book club favorite.
Everyone in Emlyn Springs knows the story of Hope Jones, the physician’s wife whose big dreams for their tiny town were lost along with her in the tornado of 1978. For Hope’s three young children, the stability of life with their preoccupied father, and with Viney, their mother’s spitfire best friend, is no match for Hope’s absence. When the Jones siblingsLarken, Gaelen, and Bonnieare summoned home from their varied adult lives after their father’s death, each sibling is forced to revisit the childhood tragedy that has defined their lives.
With breathtaking lyricism, wisdom, and humor, Kallos explores the consequences of protecting those we love. Sing Them Home is a magnificent tapestry of lives connected and undone by tragedy, lives poisedunbeknownst to the characters themselvesfor redemption.