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Disturbances in the Field by Lynne Sharon SchwartzRead about the other five books on Packer's list.
Families can be messed up in any number of ways, most heartbreakingly by grief. This is a tremendously moving novel about a family facing the most unthinkable kind of loss. It’s told without a trace of sentimentality, and the result is breathtaking.
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