Class reunions--Fiction; Aged--Fiction; World War, 1939-1945--Veterans--Fiction
Turner's characters mirror life in the real world in all its glory and perplexity. They are believable because we find in them the same strengths and weaknesses we find in ourselves. Their challenges are our challenges, their consequences are our consequences, their triumphs are our triumphs. Jerry and Emma and their friends from Grassville return to their 50th high school class reunion to find their lives have been touched and changed in ways they never dreamed possible. Some who fought in world War II will never forget classmates who gave their lives in that terrible conflict, while others work to free themselves from guilty secrets that threaten to destroy everything they hold dear.