Did You Ever Have a Family

Did You Ever Have a Family

Bill Clegg


NEW YORK occasions BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE nationwide ebook AWARD, guy BOOKER PRIZE, PEN/ROBERT W. BINGHAM PRIZE, AND ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE • AN ALA extraordinary BOOKNAMED the most effective BOOKS OF THE yr by way of Amazon • Library magazine • Booklist • NPR • Kirkus stories • parent • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Google Play • Kobo • Literary Hub • Powell’s

Hailed as “masterly” by way of The long island occasions booklet Review, “a brilliantly developed debut set within the aftermath of catastrophic loss” (2015 guy Booker Prize Judges).

the lovely debut novel from bestselling writer invoice Clegg is a magnificently strong tale a few circle of people that locate solace in the slightest degree most probably of locations as they take care of a terrible tragedy.

On the eve of her daughter’s marriage ceremony, June Reid’s lifestyles is upended while a stunning catastrophe takes the lives of her daughter, her daughter’s fiancé, her ex-husband, and her boyfriend, Luke—her complete relatives, all long past in a second. June is the single survivor.

Alone and directionless, June drives around the nation, clear of her small Connecticut city. In her wake, a group emerges, weaving a gorgeous and fantastic net of connections via shared heartbreak.

From the couple operating a inn at the Pacific Ocean the place June finally settles right into a quiet half-life, to the wedding’s caterer whose invoice has been forgotten, to Luke’s mom, the shattered outcast of the town—everyone touched by means of the tragedy is modified as truths approximately their close to and much histories ultimately come to light.

Elegant and heartrending, and some of the most entire fiction debuts of the yr, Did You Ever Have a relatives is an soaking up, unforgettable story that unearths humanity at its top via forgiveness and wish. At its center is a party of family—the ones we're born with and those we create.

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