The Shape of FamilyBook - 2020
From the international bestselling author of Secret Daughter and The Golden Son comes a poignant, unforgettable novel about a family's growing apart and coming back together in the wake of tragedy. The Olander family enjoys the best that life can offer. Though Keith and Jaya come from very different backgrounds-she is the cultured daughter of an Indian diplomat, he grew up in middle-class Philadelphia-they have built a strong and successful marriage on love and their shared ambition and beliefs. They adore their two children: serious, intelligent thirteen-year-old Karina and Prem, their happy, outgoing eight-year-old son and the light of the Olander house. But wealth and love cannot protect them from a sudden, unspeakable tragedy. Devastated by grief, the family's foundation cracks as each member struggles to find a way forward. Jaya turns to religion, immersing herself in meditation and prayer. Keith loses himself in his work, jumping from a stable corporate investment career to an aggressive start up with questionable ethics. Karina relentlessly focuses on college and independence. And Prem watches helplessly as his once warm, close-knit family grows farther apart. As the years pass, the distance between the Olanders crystalizes. Then a second crisis arises, forcing them to confront questions they have long avoided: What is important? How do we show love? And what does it mean to be a family? Compassionate, heartbreaking, wise, and profoundly moving, The Seekers is a story of one family, four individuals, and the myriad choices that can separate us and bind us together.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
Edition: First U.S. edition
Branch Call Number: FICTION GOWDA...S
Characteristics: xvi, 329 pages ; 24 cm