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Did You Ever Have A Family

(2015)
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Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
USA TODAY BESTSELLER . NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER . LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD, MAN BOOKER PRIZE, PEN/ROBERT W. BINGHAM PRIZE, AND ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE . AN ALA NOTABLE BOOK . NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Amazon . Library Journal . Booklist . NPR . Kirkus Reviews . Guardian . St. Louis Post-Dispatch . Google Play . Kobo . Literary Hub . Powell's

Hailed as "masterly" by The New York Times Book Review, "a brilliantly constructed debut set in the aftermath of catastrophic loss" (2015 Man Booker Prize Judges).

The stunning debut novel from bestselling author Bill Clegg is a magnificently powerful story about a circle of people who find solace in the least likely of places as they cope with a horrific tragedy.

On the eve of her daughter's wedding, June Reid's life is upended when a shocking disaster takes the lives of her daughter, her daughter's fiance, her ex-husband, and her boyfriend, Luke - her entire family, all gone in a moment. June is the only survivor.

Alone and directionless, June drives across the country, away from her small Connecticut town. In her wake, a community emerges, weaving a beautiful and surprising web of connections through shared heartbreak.

From the couple running a motel on the Pacific Ocean where June eventually settles into a quiet half-life, to the wedding's caterer whose bill has been forgotten, to Luke's mother, the shattered outcast of the town - everyone touched by the tragedy is changed as truths about their near and far histories finally come to light.

Elegant and heartrending, and one of the most accomplished fiction debuts of the year, Did You Ever Have a Family is an absorbing, unforgettable tale that reveals humanity at its best through forgiveness and hope. At its core is a celebration of family - the ones we are born with and the ones we create.

 
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Used availability for Bill Clegg's Did You Ever Have A Family


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Hardback Editions

November 2015 : USA Library Binding
Title: Did You Ever Have a Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
ISBN: 1-62899-751-6 / 978-1-62899-751-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Platinum Spotlight Series
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September 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: Did You Ever Have a Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
ISBN: 1-4767-9817-6 / 978-1-4767-9817-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2015 : UK Hardback
Title: Did You Ever Have a Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
ISBN: 0-224-10235-4 / 978-0-224-10235-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

September 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: Did You Ever Have a Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
ISBN: 1-78470-105-X / 978-1-78470-105-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: Did You Ever Have a Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
ISBN: 1-4767-9818-4 / 978-1-4767-9818-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: Did You Ever Have a Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
ISBN: 1-5011-2030-1 / 978-1-5011-2030-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Export
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Did You Ever Have a Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
ISBN: 0-224-10236-2 / 978-0-224-10236-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: Did You Ever Have a Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
ISBN: 1-4423-8528-6 / 978-1-4423-8528-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: Did You Ever Have A Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Did You Ever Have a Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

August 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Did You Ever Have a Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   



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