The Sweet Hereafter

The Sweet Hereafter

A Novel

Book - 1991
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From the critically acclaimed author of Affliction comes a story that begins with a school bus accident that kills 14 children from the town of Sam Dent, New York. A large-hearted novel, The Sweet Hereafter explores the community's response to the inexplicable loss of its children. Told from the point of view of four different narrators, the tale unfolds as both a contemporary courtroom drama and a small-town morality play.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollinsPublishers, c1991
ISBN: 9780060167035
0060167033
9780060923242
0060923245
9780676970944
067697094X
Branch Call Number: F BAN NVD
Alternative Title: Sweet hereafter

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athena14
Aug 17, 2019

Don't be fooled by the photo on the paperback edition, as that didn't happen in the book. I wish Banks had acknowledged his book was based on a recent school bus/truck accident in Alton TX, in which 21 students died.

A resonating book on a devastating accident in a small town community and it's after effects thats as fresh as the day it was written. The movie adaptation by Canada's own Atom Egoyan couldn't have been done better. Read the book, then see Egoyan's film adaptation.

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cakerocks
Jul 30, 2017

Disappointment. Hated this book....scanned most of it after a rough 1st chapter. Can't believe people like this.

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travisdover
Apr 23, 2013

One of my favorite books

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Jennmro
Apr 10, 2011

This book is full of introspection and not a lot of action, but I liked it anyway! The story is sad, but beautifully told, and the descripitons of scenery are lovely. A very quiet, thoughtful story.

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