Everything you need to understand or teach Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult.
Mariah and her daughter, Faith, go to visit Mariah's mother, who has purchased a new "coffin table." The table is apparently a usable coffin that is to serve as a coffee table until it's needed as a casket. They leave and are nearing the ballet studio, when Faith realizes she's forgotten her leotard. They return to the house, find Colin is at home and rush upstairs only to discover that both Colin and another woman are showering.
Three days pass. Mariah pulls herself together only by realizing that she must - for Faith. She holds to the hope that Colin will return, until she's served with divorce papers. The divorce is fairly quick, but then Faith begins talking about an "imaginary friend." She refers to this friend as "her guard," and it a psychiatrist suggests that Faith is seeing God. Faith herself doesn't realize this until her grandmother...
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