Most Fun We Ever Had (Lombardo)

The Most Fun We Ever Had 
Claire Lombardo, 2019 
Knopf Doubleday
544 pp.

When Marilyn Connolly and David Sorenson fall in love in the 1970s, they are blithely ignorant of all that awaits them.

By 2016, their four radically different daughters are 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;

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;

Grace, the dawdling youngest daughter, begins living a lie that no one in her family even suspects.

With the arrival of Jonah Bendt—a child placed for adoption by one of the daughters fifteen years before—the Sorensons will be forced to reckon with the rich and varied tapestry of their past: years marred by adolescent angst, infidelity, and resentment, but also the transcendent moments of joy that make everything else worthwhile. (From the publisher.)

The book is being adapted for an HBO series.

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