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A Good Family

Smith, Peter

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ISBN 10: 0385477872 / ISBN 13: 9780385477871
Published by Doubleday, U.S.A., 1996
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: A Good Family

Publisher: Doubleday, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Signed: By Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Returning to the scene of his happiest childhood memories in the hope of reaffirming his beliefs, Jam Knowles is shattered by an encounter with Charmaine, a young reporter who reawakens the ghosts of Jam's past during an interview. Tour.


The "good family" to which the title of Peter J. Smith's third novel refers are the Knowles, a WASPy clan that's been in New England longer than anyone cares to trace. The unfolding of the lives of five siblings is revealed through the eyes of John (Jam) Knowles, the middle child who gets caught in some ferocious nostalgia while trapped in a storm at the family's old summer house. There he thinks about the family in new ways, bringing authenticity and vigor to the ties that bind a New England clan.

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