The Most Fun We Ever Had
by Claire Lombardo
Praise For This Book:
"A rich, engrossing family saga, spiked with sisterly malice...[rendered] with such skill and finely tuned interest that it feels like a quiet subversion of the traditional family saga." -The New York Times Book Review

"Ambitious and brilliantly written." -Jane Smiley, The Washington Post

"If ever there were to be a literary love child of Jonathan Franzen and Anne Tyler, then Claire Lombardo's outstanding debut, which ranges from ebullience to despair by way of caustic but intense familial bonds, would be a worthy offspring...This is a novel epic in scope-emotionally, psychologically and narratively. Combining a broad thematic canvas with impressive emotional nuance, it's an assured and highly enjoyable debut." -The Guardian

"An assured first novel...The fun-well, that's in the reading of the novel, which nicely blends comedy with pathos and the sharp- with the soft-edged." -Wall Street Journal

"A wonderfully immersive read that packs more heart and heft than most first novels...A deliciously absorbing novel with-brace yourself-a tender and satisfyingly positive take on family." -NPR

"The big family saga of the summer, unfurling the fallout of a long-buried secret and persisting rivalries between four sisters across 50 transformative years." -EW

"A sprawling, enchanting debut, this novel jumps back and forth across time to tell the story of one powerful, complicated, and utterly unforgettable family as they navigate love and loss." -Town and Country

"This juicy saga spans more than four decades...You'll be glad this loopy family isn't yours, but reading about them is a treat." -People Magazine

"[A] satisfying multicourse feast." -O Magazine

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