Everything you need to understand or teach And the Dark Sacred Night by Julia Glass.
Julia Glass' And the Dark Sacred Night is a novel about secrets, family and forgiveness. Forty-something Kit Noonan never knew his biological father and his mother's secrecy kept him incomplete his whole life. When Kit's wife suggests that he try to learn the identity of his father to break the inertia of his life, Kit visits his stepfather, Jasper Noonan, who gives Kit the key to learning about his father's side of the family. New relationships are formed, Kit learns hard truths about his parents, and he finally accepts the blessings that fate dropped into his life.