Claire Lombardo author of THE MOST FUN WE EVER HAD, which was longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction, takes our virtual stage to celebrate the paperback release of her book in a virtual event with the queen of summer beach reads, Elin Hilderbrand! During the event, Claire and Elin will discuss THE MOST FUN WE EVER HAD, which NPR called “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.”
Claire has kindly signed bookplates for everyone purchasing her new book from An Unlikely Story, while supplies last.
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
When Marilyn Connolly and David Sorenson fall in love in the 1970s, they are blithely ignorant of all that awaits them. By 2016, their four radically different daughters are in a state of unrest. Wendy, widowed young, soothes herself with booze and younger men; Violet, a litigator turned stay-at-home-mom, battles anxiety and self-doubt; Liza, a neurotic and newly tenured professor, finds herself pregnant with a baby she's not sure she wants by a man she's not sure she loves; and Grace, the dawdling youngest daughter, begins living a lie that no one in her family even suspects. With the arrival of Jonah Bendt--a child placed for adoption by one of the daughters fifteen years before--the Sorensons will be forced to reckon with the rich and varied tapestry of their past: years marred by adolescent angst, infidelity, and resentment, but also the transcendent moments of joy that make everything else worthwhile.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Claire Lombardo earned her MFA in fiction at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Prior to writing The Most Fun We Ever Had, she spent several years doing social work in Chicago. She was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois.