Breaking Her Fall

Breaking Her Fall

Book - 2004
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"Breaking Her Fall is a corker-- vivid, brilliantly marbled with harmonies and textures and people vibrant with life." -- Richard Bausch

Just before eleven on an ordinary summer night in Washington, D.C., Tucker Jones picks up the phone, expecting to hear that his teenage daughter, Kat, is back from the movies. But the caller is another parent, a man who tells Tucker that Kat was actually at a party-- and makes a shocking allegation about what happened to her there. From that moment Breaking Her Fall sweeps irresistibly forward to it s wrenching, and redemptive, conclusion.

In a blind rage, Tucker races to the party to find Kat already departed, but his full-boil interrogation of the boys still present spills over into a confrontation-- and ends with one of the boys crashing into a glass tabletop. In a second, his rage turns to remorse, and he soon finds himself under arrest. Tucker could easily lose his home and his business, but he is most concerned about losing his daughter.

Stephen Goodwin writes with insight and rare power about the way that passion rearranges lives. As Tucker and Kat and everyone around them seek to repair the damages of that night, Breaking Her Fall charts their uncommonly difficult passage from despair to reconciliation and hope with extraordinary grace.

Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harvest Book/Harcourt, 2004, c2003.
Edition: 1st Harvest ed.
ISBN: 9780156029698
Characteristics: 408 p. ; 21 cm.


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Nov 24, 2010

Perfect for divorcing couples with teens, especially dads with daughers and mom's too, will benefit. Compelling fast read. This story deeply explores the transformative powers true love can bring to family relationships. This one is between a father and his teenage daughter and son. Through the eyes of an ordinary single dad, Goodwin tells an honest soul searching story of a father's love for his kids and his inadequate preparation as a parent. On a late weekend night, in a vain and reckless attempt to rescue his daughter, he gets himself into a mess of trouble with the police and legal system. The story is about a family and divorce; a teenage party gone terribly wrong awakes tender parental love. Humble inspiration with haunting normalness.


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