Family and summer reading. Three recommendations

What do you do if your mother and father drive off one morning and rob a bank?

What do you do if your brother shows up to visit you weighing 386 pounds?

What do you do if your sister calls for help because your nephew has thrown a frozen pig’s head into a mosque?

These are the fictional premises of the three novels I want to recommend today – Canada by Richard Ford, Big Brother by Lionel Shriver, and The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout. All three of them are about how families can go wrong, very wrong; and all three of them make you bless the comfort of an uneventful family.

One thought on “Family and summer reading. Three recommendations

  1. I am enjoying The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud and Life after Life by Kate Atkinson was interesting. An uneventful family is indeed a blessing.

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