The Resource The Most Fun We Ever Had, Claire Lombardo

The Most Fun We Ever Had, Claire Lombardo

Label
The Most Fun We Ever Had
Title
The Most Fun We Ever Had
Statement of responsibility
Claire Lombardo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Everything about this brilliant debut cuts deep: the humor, the wisdom, the pathos. Claire Lombardo writes like she's been doing it for a hundred years, and like she's been alive for a thousand."?Rebecca Makkai, author of The Great Believers A dazzling, multigenerational novel in which the four adult daughters of a Chicago couple?still madly in love after forty years?recklessly ignite old rivalries until a long-buried secret threatens to shatter the lives they've built. When Marilyn Connolly and David Sorenson fall in love in the 1970s, they are blithely ignorant of all that's to come. By 2016, their four radically different daughters are each 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 when the darkest part of her past resurfaces; 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. Above it all, the daughters share the lingering fear that they will never find a love quite like their parents'. As the novel moves through the tumultuous year following the arrival of Jonah Bendt?given up by one of the daughters in a closed adoption fifteen years before?we are shown the rich and varied tapestry of the Sorensons' past: years marred by adolescence, infidelity, and resentment, but also the transcendent moments of joy that make everything else worthwhile. Spanning nearly half a century, and set against the quintessential American backdrop of Chicago and its prospering suburbs, Lombardo's debut explores the triumphs and burdens of love, the fraught tethers of parenthood and sisterhood, and the baffling mixture of affection, abhorrence, resistance, and submission we feel for those closest to us. In painting this luminous portrait of a family's becoming, Lombardo joins the ranks of writers such as Celeste Ng, Elizabeth Strout, and Jonathan Franzen as visionary chroniclers of our modern lives
Summary
"A multi-generational novel in which the four adult daughters of a Chicago couple--still madly in love after forty years--match wits, harbor grudges, and recklessly ignite old rivalries until a long-buried secret threatens to shatter the lives they've built"--
Storyline
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10781485
Cataloging source
B@L
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1988-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lombardo, Claire
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3612.O453
LC item number
M67 2019
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parent and child
  • Sisters
  • Families
  • Family secrets
  • Secrecy
Target audience
adult
Label
The Most Fun We Ever Had, Claire Lombardo
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=246&titleId=4501374
Instantiates
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385544269
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
AD9C51B3-5F90-49DE-9A99-DD0151ECFB68
System control number
(OCoLC)1102454959
Label
The Most Fun We Ever Had, Claire Lombardo
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=246&titleId=4501374
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385544269
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
AD9C51B3-5F90-49DE-9A99-DD0151ECFB68
System control number
(OCoLC)1102454959

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