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KLIATTThe modern working class African American family with adult professional children is the basis for this first novel by Scott. When Crita, an accountant with her own business in Manhattan, gets an early morning phone call from her mother, telling her that her father is sick, she and her sisters decide that their parents need them and they all go to Lorain, Ohio to their childhood home. Their adored older brother, Linc, who threw away his promising career and his family for drugs, also returns. During their father's illness, the siblings must come to terms with each other and with their past in order to make peace and move on. Scott has written a thoughtful book about family, independence and knowing when to let go. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2004, St. Martin's Griffin, 357p., Ages 15 to adult.