In the Mail: Family Edition

–> Perfect Family by Pam Lewis

Publishers Weekly

Long-festering secrets erupt with devastating consequences to Connecticut’s moneyed Carteret clan in Lewis’s second novel (after Speak Softly, She Can Hear), a literate page-turner. When 24-year-old Pony, the family’s daredevil golden girl, drowns while skinny-dipping at their Vermont lake house, her death leaves her year-old son, Andrew, an orphan-as well as a hornet’s nest of troubling questions. Why had Pony begged big brother William to meet her in Vermont that day? Did someone else show up after they quarreled and William stormed off? Who is Andrew’s father? And was Pony’s death really an accident? Widowed patriarch Jasper Carteret III and bossy eldest daughter Tinker seem less interested in answers than damage control. But William, heartsick at whatever role his departure might have played in the tragedy, starts digging. Before long, some of his startling discoveries challenge his core beliefs about the people he thought he knew well. Lewis skillfully lures the reader through her narrative maze with plenty of plot twists-most of them credible until an over-the-top climax-without compromising a masterful portrait of a quirky New England family in crisis.

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Every day our children are bombarded with violent video games, pornographic images, and offensive music. The threats have been widely reported. But most parents still feel frustrated and powerless. How can they protect their children from today’s toxic culture?

One step at a time.

In 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family, Rebecca Hagelin provides parents with 30 specific steps and achievable goals to protect your family and win the culture war. From finding, choosing, and installing an internet filter to drafting a “clothing contract” with your daughter, Hagelin offers simple actions every parent can do, starting today.

Featuring a foreword by Sean Hannity, 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family also includes a pull-out calendar, checklists, and stickers, making it easy for parents to track their goals and achievements.

As a mother of three and a syndicated columnist who writes about family issues, Hagelin knows the frustration moms and dads feel. 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family gives parents the tools they need to protect their family and win the culture war.

Kevin Holtsberry
I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season).

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