I don’t mean to brag, but I’ve been on an adult fiction kick lately.
Don’t worry–I still love the YA lit–but the change of pace has been nice too.
The Long, Hot Summer by Kathleen MacMahon. Whew. I really enjoyed this one. The book centers around an Irish family, mom who is a has-been stage star, dad a famous author who left his wife for a younger man, and their three children. Two of who have (seemingly) turned out well and one who never quite took off.
Their stories all twist and turn together, you love them, you hate them, you’re intrigued by them, and you’re repulsed by them. It’s such a perfect love story of a flawed, human family and how we end up okay even when we can’t see through the storm.
The Long, Hot Summer by Kathleen MacMahon is sad and hopeful at the same time–just like real life and I loved it.