Charles Morrow, a high school English teacher who finds it difficult to connect with his autistic son, his college-bound daughter, or his ex-wife, begins to rise out of the rut his life has fallen into with the help of an art student and an Italian-speaking nun.
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Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 2015, p2015
Charles Marlow is a Seattle English teacher who instructs his students to expand their worlds through language. Lately, however, with one child off to college and the pressure from his ex-wife to make plans for their severely autistic son, who's about to age out of the system, he prefers the company of the ghosts he turns up in the storage boxes in his crawl space. There he finds the totems that betray the darker moments of his youth--memories that were buried for decades when he met the ambitious and sparkling Alison LeFevre. But the complications of parenthood proved fatal to their marriage, and Charles has been stagnant ever since.
The Jones children have grown into adulthood under the shadow of unresolved grief. Everyone in Emlyn Springs knows the story of Aneira Jones, swallowed up by a tornado, and of the painful legacy bestowed on her children. Longing for a release from the past, they condemned themselves to the task of interpreting and paying homage to the story of their mother’s life