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* The Shattering
Karen Healey. Little, Brown, $17.99 (320p) ISBN 978-0-316-12572-7
Healey (Guardian of the Dead) delivers an intense and powerful novel that explores the effect of suicide on families by way of a magical conspiracy tale. In the small New Zealand tourist town of Summerton, 17-year-old Keri is contending with the unexplained suicide of her beloved older brother, Jake. When her childhood friend Janna--whose brother killed himself years earlier--tells her there might a reason for Jake's death, Keri slowly starts believing what she hears from Janna and a boy named Sione: once …