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As bestselling author of the critically acclaimed masterpiece, Ordinary People, Judith Guest knows the subtle rhythms of family life. Now, in her luminous new novel, Errands, Guest once again gives us an unforgettable family that finds the fabric of their lives unraveling.

Keith, Annie's husband of seventeen years, is dying of cancer. It is a fate he has accepted. Annie, however, can not — will not — accept it. She finds her entire world turned upside down after Keith's death.

Consumed with grief, mounting bills, everyday tasks that seem insurmountable, and three kids that have become nagging sources of frustration, Annie fails to see that the family is beginning to come apart. It takes another threatening event for them to learn that even with the loss of Keith, they are still a family — a different family, but one that is no less loving, real, and enduring than they had been with a father and husband in the house.

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ISBN-13: 9780679459262
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/14/1997
Edition description: 2 Cassettes
Product dimensions: 4.43(w) x 7.04(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Judith Guest is the author of Ordinary People and Second Heaven. She lives in Edina, Minnesota, and Harrisville, Michigan.

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Errands 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
moonshineandrosefire on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I just finished Errands by Judith Guest. When Keith Browner succumbs to cancer, his wife Anne faces life raising their three children amidst grief and loneliness. 12-year-old Harry is rebellious and guilt-ridden in his role of man of the house, 11-year-old Jimmy is a loner, Nine-year-old Julie keeps a journal, trying to cope with her grief and the grief of those around her. Jess, Anne's sister, tries to help, but she is saddled with problems of her own - including a relationship with a married man. Anne resists Jess's help as her life spirals out of control. I thought this book was excellent, the characters were well-developed and really drew you into the plot. I give this story an A+!