Family Stories (3/16/21)

Today’s spotlight is on the joy and drama of familial relationships with two strangers unexpectedly linked by a DNA test + a gripping multigenerational tale filled with secrets.

A MILLION REASONS WHY by Jessica Strawser

“In this standout novel, an ancestry test taken on a whim becomes more than a fun distraction…Strawser brings the seamless writing style, complex characters, and layered plot that readers will remember from FORGET YOU KNOW ME (2019). The high concept will attract book groups and fans of Jodi Picoult and Carla Buckley.”–Booklist, starred review

THE ART OF LOSING by Alice Zeniter

“French novelist Zeniter (TAKE THIS MAN, 2011) examines in expansive detail the lives of members of an Algerian family forced to leave their home in the mountains in 1962, when the French were expelled at the end of the Algerian War of Independence…This is both a classic tale of the immigrant experience and a meditation on how that experience reverberates through generations of a family.”–Booklist, starred review

A MILLION REASONS WHY by Jessica Strawser; 9781250241627; available 3/23/21.
THE ART OF LOSING by Alice Zeniter; 9780374182304; available 3/23/21.

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