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The Why of Things

Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop

A Cape Cod family struggles to deal with the death of their daughter and sister in Winthrop's (December, 2008) poignant latest. The Jacobs family has returned to their Cape Ann summer home for the first time since 17-year-old Sophie took her own life. Sophie's parents, Anders and Joan, struggle to keep their tight-knit family from falling apart. Meanwhile, Sophie's younger sisters, Eve and Eloise, each deal with the tragedy in their own way. A wise, empathetic, and exquisitely heartfelt story about the strength of family bonds.