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The Most Fun We Ever Had

The Most Fun We Ever Had

'Lombardo's impressive debut is a gripping and poignant ode to a messy, loving family in all its glory. She juggles a huge cast of characters with seeming effortlessness, bringing each to life with humour, vividness and acute psychological insight.' Madeline Miller, author of Cir... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781474611862
Barcode 9781474611862
Published 27 June 2019 by Orion Publishing
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Lombardo, Claire
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ISBN-13 9781474611862
ISBN-10 1474611869
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Orion Publishing
Imprint Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publication Date 27 June 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Lombardo, Claire
Category Modern Fiction
Sagas
Local History
Sociology: Family & Relationships
Adoption & Tracing Birth Parents
Number of Pages 544
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 238mm
Spine: 54mm
Weight 800g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 970803

Description of this Book

A dazzling multi-generational novel, The Most Fun We Ever Had introduces us to the Sorenson family. When Marilyn and David fall in love in the 1970s, they are blithely ignorant of all that's to come. By 2016, their four radically different daughters are matching wits, harbouring grudges and recklessly igniting old rivalries. When a teenage boy, given up for adoption fifteen years before, reappears, long-buried secrets threaten to shatter the lives they've built and reveal the rich and varied tapestry of the Sorenson's past.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Lombardo's impressive debut is a gripping and poignant ode to a messy, loving family in all its glory. She juggles a huge cast of characters with seeming effortlessness, bringing each to life with humor, vividness and acute psychological insight. * Madeline Miller, author of Circe * I adored The Most Fun We Ever Had. It is such a shockingly tender and uncannily knowing novel about the reality of long term love and affection, and the sweetness and claustrophobia of relationships between sisters. Lombardo's writing is so elegant - she makes our most complex and fragmented feelings tangible, which is a very rare skill. This book will stay with me forever. * Daisy Buchanan, author of HOW TO BE A GROWN UP *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Claire Lombardo is a 2017 graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and has been the recipient of an Iowa Arts Fellowship and a Sun Valley Writers' Conference Fellowship. She is currently an adjunct professor of creative writing at the University of Iowa, and teaches fiction writing at the Iowa Young Writers' Studio. Her short fiction has appeared in, among others, Barrelhouse Magazine, Little Fiction, and Longform. Born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois, she now lives in Iowa City.

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