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From a contributing editor for Vogue, a pitch-perfect, funny, and poignant novel about the joy and heartache of how deeply one person's life can affect so many others.

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From a contributing editor for Vogue, a pitch-perfect, funny, and poignant novel about the joy and heartache of how deeply one person's life can affect so many others.

With wit and warmth, And Sometimes Why captures the fragile rhythm and unpredictable drama of family life. When Sophia and Darius say good-bye to their teenage daughters one unremarkable morning. they have no idea how permanently their family will be affected by a decision made around the breakfast table. One of the daughters will have a terrible accident; the other will meet a boy. Both events will change their lives forever. Profoundly honest and rendered with a deft lightness of touch, And Sometimes Why is a novel about how quickly life can change and how we must learn to change with it.

"This heartfelt, poignant, and sometimes humorous and ironic study emphasizes the resilience of the human spirit." ---Library Journal

"Smart, sharply observant...gently funny" ---The Washington Post

"Funny and painful, ironic and heartfelt.... Johnson...shows herself to be [a] gifted novelist.... Powerfully moving." ---Dani Shapiro, author of Black and White

"A remarkable novel by a remarkable writer. Rebecca Johnson...possesses...deep wisdom and understanding of what makes us human." ---David Rakoff, New York Times bestselling author of Don't Get Too Comfortable

"Unflinching and heartbreaking.... Powerful." ---Booklist Starred Review
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And Sometimes Why

A Novel

Author Rebecca Johnson

Narrated by Cassandra Campbell

Publication date Feb 28, 2008

Running time 12 hrs

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