Family Pictures: A Novel

Paperback | January 31, 1999

bySue Miller

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A Masterful, Engrossing Novel About The Life Of A Large Family That Is Deeply Bounded By The Stranger In Their Midst -- An Autistic Child

The whole world could not have broken the spirit and strength of the Eberhardt family of 1948. Lainey is a wonderful if slightly eccentric mother. David is a good father, sometimes sarcastic, always cool-tempered. Two wonderful children round out the perfect picture. Then the next child arrives -- and life is never the same again. Over the next forty years, the Eberhardt family struggles to survive a flood tide of upheaval and heartbreak, love and betrayal, passion and pain...hoping they can someday heal their hearts.

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The discovery that their third child, Randall, is afflicted with autism brings into being emotional upheaval, stresses, and strains that will profoundly impact the marriage of David and Lainey Eberhardt. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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A Masterful, Engrossing Novel About The Life Of A Large Family That Is Deeply Bounded By The Stranger In Their Midst -- An Autistic Child The whole world could not have broken the spirit and strength of the Eberhardt family of 1948. Lainey is a wonderful if slightly eccentric mother. David is a good father, sometimes sarcastic, a...

Sue Miller is the bestselling author of While I Was Gone, The Distinguished Guest, For Love, Family Pictures, Inventing the Abbotts, and The Good Mother. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.01 inPublished:January 31, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060929987

ISBN - 13:9780060929985

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely Recommend The Eberhardt's are the picture perfect family - dad is a doctor, mum stays home to look after two lovely children - a girl and a boy. Then, Randall is born and Randall has a serious disability. Sue Miller traces the lives of this family and looks at it from the perspectives of each of its members over the course of four decades - joy and heartbreak, pain and pleasure, love and rejection - Miller details how this 'situation' affects the family as individuals and in the family dynamic. This author never disappoints and I would definitely recommend this book.
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The discovery that their third child, Randall, is afflicted with autism brings into being emotional upheaval, stresses, and strains that will profoundly impact the marriage of David and Lainey Eberhardt. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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"Profoundly honest, shapely, ambitious, engrossing." -- "New York Times Book Review""Absolutely flawless. It captures perfectly the sass and grit of family life. Harrowing and funny and haunting." -- "Chicago Tribune""Miller does an extraordinary job of representing the terrible (or wonderful), thick intimacy of family life." -- "San Francisco Chronicle""Dazzling and disturbing." -- "People"