Navigator Heritage Series: Talk About a Family Novel Study Guide 1 Year License
Author(s): COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY
Talk About a Family tells of an older brother’s homecoming from the military in the midst of a family crisis: the parents are moving toward a break-up. Genny, the main character, takes the lead in preparing a homecoming party for her brother Larry. She tries to get everyone involved in the planning of the celebration, hoping to get them to focus on the party instead of the parents’ continuing arguments. Genny’s brother Mac agrees to help, but her sister Kim spends much of her time alone and is more reluctant to help with the celebration. Throughout the story, Genny shares her concerns with a sympathetic neighbor, who helps her come to new understandings about individuals, families, and how people respond to difficult situations.