Patricia MacLachlan has written many books. You might know her best as the author of Sarah, Plain and Tall. Edward's Eyes is her newest!
The story is told from Jake's point of view. He is three years older than Edward. In fact when, Maeve and Jack (Mom and Dad -- for some reason the kids call their parents by their first names -- kind of goofy?) brought baby Edward home from the hospital, they handed him directly to Jake. The family is very close-knit. They share a love of music, baseball, and books. Jake shares his memories of Edward as he grows up. I had to laugh at the scene of Edward sitting on the "potty" and older brother Jake next to him reading him a book! Jake teaches him how to throw a pitch - a perfect knuckleball - that no one can hit. They have a close brotherly bond.
Edward is special to everyone, especially Jake, and always seems to know things before they happen. When he is eight, Maeve (Mom) brings baby Sabine home from the hospital to join the large family. Edward foretold that Sabine would be a girl AND he wants fireworks to celebrate her birthday. Sabine now becomes Edward's responsibility.
There is a tragedy in the book. I don't want to give it away. I will only say that it is a wonderful book to reread. The prologue makes much more sense after you read the ending.