Families in the Aftermath of Tragedy

Did you enjoy the new book The Night Strangers by Chris Bohaljian?  For other stories about families in the aftermath of tragedy, Shelf Awareness recommends the following three books. Tess of the D'Urbervilles is a work of classic literature in which the lower-class Tess becomes the victim of her father's desire to rise in society.  In the fictional Red Hook Road, the accidental death of a newlywed couplebrings out the simmering class tensions in a Maine resort town.  Finally, A Rip In Heaven is the true story of the author's brother and two female cousins who were raped, pushed off a bridge, and left for dead.  Got any other suggestions for this topic?  Share them by commenting!

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  1. Pride and Prejudice is about a family in tragedy (the Bennett estate is entailed to a male heir), but it's a lot more fun-sounding than any of these.