Family Matters is an anthology of short stories, offering 12 tales from inside complex contemporary relationships featuring parents; kids; convicts; hustlers; lawyers; politicians; and other undesirables: * A small girl, suffocating in the growing culture of fear around her, struggles to take the high ground. * A recently-divorced father sharing custody of his young son learns about parenting in an unlikely place--Death Row. * Adrift in his own life and desperate for a belief system, a young man finds direction and purpose from a surprising source. * Two brothers try to make sense of their lives after their domineering mother's death. * A girls' softball team rebels and instructs parents and coaches in the value of competition. * A retired cowgirl and her best friend resort to drugs, kidnapping, and interstate flight to escape the nursing home and reclaim their lives. * A vignette, after infidelity was declared an Olympic sport. * An amnesiac accident victim recovers more than his health among strangers in a small Southern town. * Two boys, one mother; two lives, separated from birth. * A top-dollar attorney complains about the bill and unwittingly becomes his plumber's Zen pupil. * Worried about his sickly nephew's future, a dutiful mob soldier finds inspiration an ocean and an age away. * A scandal-plagued politician contemplates suicide, but checks in with his cousin first to sort things out.
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Published October 27, 2010
Parenting & Relationships.