Title: Did You Ever Have a Family?
Author: Bill Clegg
Publisher: Gallery/Scout, September 2015
Summary/Review: Bill Clegg’s devastatingly beautiful fiction debut is portrait of a community in the aftermath of an unspeakable tragedy. June Reid, the broken woman at the epicenter of the novel, is struggling with a loss so profound she is unable to see beyond her grief, unaware that it has touched many people, uniting them in a web of sorrow, guilt, anger, love, and healing.
Clegg tells their stories with heartbreaking sensitivity and insight; it is an important and timely work as so many communities find themselves facing real-life tragedies today. I absolutely loved this book.
Who will like this book?: Someone looking for a somber and heartbreaking book which is focused more on the after-effects of a tragedy than the mystery surrounding it.
If you liked this, try this: Bill Clegg has written memoirs before, but this is his debut novel. If you like his writing style (and want to know more about him) then they might be worth a try.
Recommended By: Mary C, Reference Librarian
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