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The Fragile World

The Fragile World

(2014)
A novel by

 
From the author of stunning debut The Mourning Hours comes a powerful new novel that explores every parent's worst nightmare...

The Kaufmans have always considered themselves a normal, happy family. Curtis is a physics teacher at a local high school. His wife, Kathleen, restores furniture for upscale boutiques. Daniel is away at college on a prestigious music scholarship, and twelve-year-old Olivia is a happy-go-lucky kid whose biggest concern is passing her next math test.

And then comes the middle-of-the-night phone call that changes everything. Daniel has been killed in what the police are calling a "freak" road accident, and the remaining Kaufmans are left to flounder in their grief.

The anguish of Daniel's death is isolating, and it's not long before this once-perfect family finds itself falling apart. As time passes and the wound refuses to heal, Curtis becomes obsessed with the idea of revenge, a growing mania that leads him to pack up his life and his anxious teenage daughter and set out on a collision course to right a wrong.

An emotionally charged novel, The Fragile World is a journey through America's heartland and a family's brightest and darkest moments, exploring the devastating pain of losing a child and the beauty of finding the way back to hope.

"Heart-stopping. A gripping read that delivers a beautiful reminder of the resilience of love." - Karen Brown, author of The Longings of Wayward Girls

 
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Paperback Editions

October 2014 : Canada Paperback
Title: The Fragile World
Author(s): Paula Treick DeBoard
ISBN: 0-7783-1676-9 / 978-0-7783-1676-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: MIRA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

October 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Fragile World: A Novel
Author(s): Paula Treick DeBoard
ISBN: 1-5012-0127-1 / 978-1-5012-0127-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Fragile World
Author(s): Paula Treick DeBoard
ISBN: 1-5012-0126-3 / 978-1-5012-0126-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Fragile World
Author(s): Paula Treick DeBoard, Inc Brilliance Audio
ISBN: 1-5012-0125-5 / 978-1-5012-0125-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   

October 2014 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The Fragile World
Author(s): Paula Treick DeBoard
ISBN: 1-5012-0128-X / 978-1-5012-0128-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Fragile World
Author(s): Paula Treick DeBoard
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   

October 2014 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Fragile World
Author(s): Paula Treick DeBoard
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

November 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Fragile World
Author(s): Paula Treick DeBoard
Publisher: MIRA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

November 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Fragile World
Author(s): Paula Treick DeBoard
Publisher: MIRA
Availability: Amazon UK   



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