Before You Know Kindness (2004)
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For ten summers, the Seton family — all three generations — met at their country home in New Hampshire, to spend a week together playing tennis, badminton, and golf, and savoring gin and tonics on the wraparound porch to celebrate the end of the season. In the eleventh summer, everything changed. A hunting rifle with a single cartridge left in the chamber wound up in exactly the wrong hands at exactly the wrong time, and lead to a nightmarish accident that put to the test the values that unite the family — and the convictions that just may pull it apart.
Rich with unforgettable characters, Before You Know Kindness is first and foremost a family saga. It’s the tale of three generations of women — and the dysfunctional men in their lives — and the strange and unexpected places where we find love.
This edition also includes an extensive reading group guide as part of the printed book.