Everything you need to understand or teach Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg.
Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg follows the characters of small town Wells, Connecticut as they come to terms with a tragic stove explosion that killed June Reid's family and Lydia Morey's son. June follows Lolly's footsteps to get to know her previously estranged daughter, while Lydia remains in Wells dealing with the malicious gossip of the townspeople. Facts of the incident slowly come to light as Clegg follows those related to each one of the four victims. The author explores June and Lydia's increasingly murky and dark process of finding peace.