Friday Reads: HOME IS BURNING

One of our favorite memoirs of the fall season, Dan Marshall’s HOME IS BURNING is finally on shelves this week! We looooved Dan’s potty-mouthed, touching account of caring for his ailing parents and we’re not the only ones:

A BEA 2015 Editor’s Buzz Panel selection
An ALA Annual “Read ‘n Rave” selection
A Fall 2015 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick
A November 2015 Indie Next pick
A Maximum Shelf Awareness selection
An Entertainment Weekly Fall Books pick

“Marshall evokes sympathy, but never pity, as he conveys his family’s pain through fart jokes, farcical misadventures (sexual and medical), and—in the middle of all the confusion—emotion so raw and potent it’s almost jarring. Honesty is the key; Marshall never shies away from the filthy, uncomfortable reality, and it’s that brutal truth-telling that makes his memoir a must-read.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Marshall’s brutally honest account of the worst year of his life will have readers marveling at how a memoir about two sick parents can still be so laugh-out-loud hilarious.” — Library Journal, starred review

“…funny, heartbreaking, and unapologetically crude. A poignantly provocative memoir.” — Kirkus Reviews

“[A] raucous, rowdy, heartbreaking story.” — Booklist

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