The Sweet Hereafter

The Sweet Hereafter

Book - 1992
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When fourteen children from the small town of Sam Dent are lost in a tragic accident, its citizens are confronted with one of life's most difficult and disturbing questions: When the worst happens, whom do you blame, and how do you cope? Masterfully written, it is a large-hearted novel that brings to life a cast of unforgettable small-town characters and illuminates the mysteries and realities of love as well as grief.

The Sweet Hereafter was released as a major motion picture by Atom Egoyan in 1997 and won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival. Egoyan also received Academy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay that year.
Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, 1992
ISBN: 9780676970944
Characteristics: 257 p. ; 21 cm


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dragonsnakes Mar 17, 2011

Well written book but sad

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Jul 30, 2017

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

TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 02, 2016

Told from the perspective of four different characters, the plot is interesting and the method Banks uses to propel the story is very effective.

Apr 23, 2013

One of my favorite books

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.

dragonsnakes Mar 17, 2011

Well written book but sad

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