Friday, November 06, 2009

2009 book 228

Lauren Grodstein's A Friend of the Family
When a man's best friend's older daughter (with a sordid past) becomes involved with his college-age son, things go awry for both families. Grodstein does a great job of flipping back and forth in time to show the whole picture of a family's life, and I especially liked that all the adult characters went to Pitt (and the main character's wife is from Squirrel Hill). Yay Pittsburgh! And yay this book, which was excellent and heart-breaking. A.

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