Thank You for All Things

Thank You for All Things

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Random House, Inc.
At twelve, Lucy Marie McGowan already knows she’ll be a psychologist when she grows up. And her quirky and conflicted family provides plenty of opportunity for her to practice her calling. Now Lucy, her “profoundly gifted” twin brother, Milo, her commitment-phobic mother, and her New Age grandmother are leaving Chicago for Timber Falls, Wisconsin, to care for her dying grandfather—a complex and difficult man whose failure as a husband and father still painfully echoes down through the years.

Lucy believes her time in the rural town where the McGowan story began will provide a key piece to the puzzle of her family’s broken past, and perhaps even reveal the truth about her own missing father. But what she discovers is so much more—a lesson about the paradoxes of love and the grace of forgiveness that the adults around her will need help in remembering if their family is ever to find peace and embrace the future.

By turns heart-wrenching and heart-mending, Thank You for All Things is a powerful and poignant novel by a brilliant storyteller who illustrates that when it comes to matters of family and love, often it is the innocent who force others to confront their darkest secrets.

Baker & Taylor
When tragedy forces her family to leave their Chicago apartment and return to her mother's childhood home in Timber Falls, Wisconsin, eleven-year-old Lucy McGowan quickly adjusts to small-town life and embarks on a quest to uncover the truth about the fat her she has never known, with unexpected results.

Blackwell North Amer
At twelve, Lucy Marie McGowan already knows she'll be a psychologist when she grows up. And her quirky and conflicted family provides plenty of opportunity for her to practice her calling. Now Lucy, her "profoundly gifted" twin brother, Milo, her commitment-phobic mother, and her New Age grandmother are leaving Chicago for Timber Falls, Wisconsin, to care for her dying grandfather - a complex and difficult man whose failure as a husband and father still painfully echoes down through the years.
Lucy believes her time in the rural town where the McGowan story began will provide a key piece to the puzzle of her family's broken past, and perhaps even reveal the truth about her own missing father. But what she discovers is so much more - a lesson about the paradoxes of love and the grace of forgiveness that the adults around her will need help in remembering if their family is ever to find peace and embrace the future.
By turns heart-wrenching and heart-mending, Thank You for All Things is a powerful and poignant novel by a brilliant storyteller who illustrates that when it comes to matters of family and love, often it is the innocent who force others to confront their darkest secrets.

Baker
& Taylor

When tragedy forces her family to leave their Chicago apartment and return to her mother's childhood home in Timber Falls, Wisconsin, eleven-year-old Lucy McGowan quickly adjusts to small-town life and embarks on a quest to uncover the truth about the father she has never known, with unexpected results. By the author of Carry Me Home. Simultaneous. 60,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Booksl, 2008/09/30
ISBN: 9780385341202
0385341202
Branch Call Number: FICTION KRING
Characteristics: 432 p

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Mar 11, 2012

really good book, hard to put down

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