The News From the End of the World (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is a story of a family in peril. Told from the alternating perspectives of one New England family, the book follows each of them through a period of great strife: joblessness, divorce, adultery, and an unplanned pregnancy. Along the way secrets are revealed and resentments are dredged up, leaving each member with a difficult decision of whether they can come to terms with their past.