From the author of
publishing sensation The Mourning Hours comes a powerful new novel that explores every
parent’s worst nightmare …
The Kaufmans have always considered themselves a normal,
happy family. Curtis is a physics teacher at a local high school. His wife,
Kathleen, restores furniture for upscale boutiques. Daniel is away at college
on a prestigious music scholarship, and twelve-year-old Olivia is a
happy-go-lucky kid whose biggest concern is passing her next math test.
And then comes the middle-of-the-night phone call that
changes everything. Daniel has been killed in what the police are calling a freak
road accident, and the remaining Kaufmans are left to flounder in their grief.
The anguish of Daniel’s death is isolating, and it’s not
long before this once-perfect family finds itself falling apart. As time passes
and the wound refuses to heal, Curtis becomes obsessed with the idea of
revenge, a growing mania that leads him to pack up his life and his anxious
teenage daughter and set out on a collision course to right a wrong.
An emotionally charged novel, The Fragile World is
a journey through America’s heartland and a family’s brightest and darkest
moments, exploring the devastating pain of losing a child and the beauty of
finding healing in unexpected ways. Download and start listening now!