“Stunning…Robertson’s writing is beautiful, poetic and heartfelt. She explores, most tenderly, the self-discovery that can come with bereavement.”

— Times (U.K.) on Careless


ISBN: 9781596922761

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by Deborah Robertson

A tragic event at her summer day camp changes eight-year-old Pearl’s life forever and brings her closer to two strangers - Sonia, who is learning to live alone in the suburbs without her husband; and Adam, a young sculptor whose art tries to make sense of mortality. Timely in its references to the post-9/11 world and moving in its restrained exploration of the ways we struggle with grief and try to memorialize the dead, Careless will resonate with readers everywhere as a story about contemporary violence, family, and human connection.