Among the Ten Thousand Things by Julia Pierpont

Deb and Jack’s daughter, Kay, inadvertantly opens a box intended for Deb – the sender? Jack’s disgruntled lover. The contents? Some gritty love letters that would shock any adult let alone an eleven year old. Kay shows the box to Simon, her sixteen year old brother. Deb is next on the list of readers .. you can guess how much trouble Jack is in for. This is a wise look at the consequences of the mistakes we make – and the way lives untangle and fall back together again. Great debut by Pierpont.