LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
'A literary love child of Jonathan Franzen and Anne Tyler ... outstanding and highly enjoyable' Observer 'The Most Fun We Ever Had is as good as books come' Telegraph'I loved this book'
'The perfect, engrossing holiday read' RED'A gripping and poignant ode to a messy, loving family in all its glory'
Madeline Miller'A moving, immersive, often very funny study of family and sisterhood' Sunday Times 'Like Meg Wolitzer. A forensic dissection of family past and present, I loved it. If you like reading about relationships, this one is for you.'
MEET THE SORENSON FAMILY. MARILYN
has somehow fallen into motherhood and spent four decades married to DAVID
, who's pretty certain he loves her more than anyone has ever loved another person.WENDY
, their eldest, a cause for concern, soothes herself with drink after being widowed young,
, lawyer-turned-stay-at-home-mother, is disturbed by the reappearance of a son placed for adoption fifteen years earlier.LIZA
, a professor, is pregnant with a baby she's not sure she wants by a man she's not sure she loves
, their dawdling youngest daughter, lives a lie that no one in her family suspects.