The Most Fun We Ever Had

The Most Fun We Ever Had

Claire Lombardo / Sep 16, 2019

The Most Fun We Ever Had A gripping and poignant ode to a messy loving family in all its glory Madeline Miller A dazzling multigenerational novel in which the four adult daughters of a Chicago couple still madly in love aft

  • Title: The Most Fun We Ever Had
  • Author: Claire Lombardo
  • ISBN: 0385544251
  • Page: 366
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A gripping and poignant ode to a messy, loving family in all its glory Madeline Miller 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 l A gripping and poignant ode to a messy, loving family in all its glory Madeline Miller 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 544 pages Expected publication June 25th 2019 by Doubleday Books More Details ISBN 0385544251 ISBN13 9780385544252 Other Editions 2 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo Author Release date Jun 25, 2019 ARC GIVEAWAY READ IT BEFORE EVERYONE ELSE A dazzling, multigenerational novel in which the four adult daughters of a Chicago couple still madly in l ARC GIVEAWAY READ IT BEFORE EVERYONE ELSE A dazzling, multigenerational novel in which the four adult daughters of a Chicago couple still madly in love after 40 years recklessly ignite old rivalries until a long buried secret threatens to shatter the lives they ve built When Marilyn and David Sorenson fall in love in the 70s, 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 lawyer turned stay at home mom, battles anxiety when the darkest part of her past resurfaces Liza, a newly tenured professor, finds herself pregnant with a baby she s not sure she wants and Grace, the youngest daughter, begins living a lie that no one suspects Above it all, the daughters share the 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 given up by one of the daughters in a closed adoption 15 years before we are shown the rich tapestry of the Sorensons past years marred by infidelity and resentment, but also the moments of joy that make everything else worthwhile Spanning nearly half a century, 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 closet to us Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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one of the best reads of 2019, bar none I am calling it this book will win all of the awards Claire Lombardo is the next Kingsolver Here it is in writing, in January of 2019, and I can t wait to look back on this and know how right I was Lombardo s debut novel is truly a work of art It follows the Sorenson family, consisting of Marilyn and David the parents , and their four daughters, Wendy, Violet, Liza, and Grace Each character has their own personality, truly distinct and yet somehow envelopes that of all families It felt in a way as if my own family were being described, in how different we all are but yet how we come together and find ourselves bound together by blood The story is told in flashbacks, as well as present day, chapters alternating We witness the story unraveling, how the characters got to the point that they are now, almost as if a coming of age story for every single character individually and as a family unit Marilyn and David have an unparalleled love story that engulfed me, and gave me hope that my fiance and I have found what those two have And, it reminded me of my own parents, married now for 35 years and still as in love as they were the day that they met.Despite the privilege in which these characters are bread into, they have their own struggles No one is immune from mental illness, no one is immune from ill fated hardships, and it felt as though reading this book was seeing a very realistic and relatable family through a very raw, magnifying lens.I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed this book I am heartbroken that I have finished it, and wish I could read it again with the same lack of awareness as the first time I think a LOT of readers will resonate with one or characters in the novel, and the thematic elements that emerge through Lombardo s writing Lovers of Kingsolver s Unsheltered will love this piece of writing I know I did flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 12, 2019 Cindy rated it it was amazing Shelves netgalley This book was incredibly fun to read all the way through its 520 pages I am going to miss the Sorenson family I don t think that I ve read another book that so well captured regular life spousal, parental and sibling thoughts and dialogue were spot on throughout all of this families ups and downs It felt so real yet was still very entertaining What a great reminder that there are always two ways to look at everything and that often self talk the ideas that we work up in our heads leadin This book was incredibly fun to read all the way through its 520 pages I am going to miss the Sorenson family I don t think that I ve read another book that so well captured regular life spousal, parental and sibling thoughts and dialogue were spot on throughout all of this families ups and downs It felt so real yet was still very entertaining What a great reminder that there are always two ways to look at everything and that often self talk the ideas that we work up in our heads leading up to an encounter or dialogue are encased with negativity that doesn t reflect reality I will admit I got Wendy and Violet, two of the four sisters, mixed up for the first 20% of the book which made me a bit confused but it eventually became clear which sister was which Of course it is also always fun to read a book that is set in your own town If you liked the TV show Parenthood you will definitely love this book.Thank you to NetGalley for providing me an early version in exchange for a fair and honest review flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 19, 2018 Natalie rated it it was amazing I initially opened up the book to ensure it had downloaded correctly, but as I glanced at the first page, I was magnetically drawn towards it and soon found myself unable to put the book down It is simply mesmerizing, beautifully written with many characters, each well developed Lombardo has created a family, one with myriad issues, but tied together by love, kindness and loyalty The Sorensons have four daughters, each dealing with personal crises, and remarkable parents whose love for each o I initially opened up the book to ensure it had downloaded correctly, but as I glanced at the first page, I was magnetically drawn towards it and soon found myself unable to put the book down It is simply mesmerizing, beautifully written with many characters, each well developed Lombardo has created a family, one with myriad issues, but tied together by love, kindness and loyalty The Sorensons have four daughters, each dealing with personal crises, and remarkable parents whose love for each other and their daughters never wavers The catalyst for the story is the reappearance of Jonah, the child who had been given up for adoption by Violet, a now comfortable, upwardly striving matron, who finds her life radically changed by his appearance The reader sees the reaction of all the characters to this innocent, lovable teenager Lombardo skillfully weaves in the backstories of the other family members, each of whom is likable and engaging I felt involved with each of the sisters and I loved reading about their histories I simply loved this novel and thank Netgalley for the absolute joy I had reading this grand family saga I hope Lombardo continues to write such brilliant novels in the future flag 2 likesLike see review Ludovica Mauri rated it it was ok Oct 28, 2018 Pamela Lauer rated it really liked it Jan 17, 2019 Lauren Hogan rated it it was amazing Jan 09, 2018 Katherine rated it it was amazing Dec 23, 2018 Ula rated it really liked it Jan 08, 2019 Sarah rated it it was amazing Jan 15, 2019 Alexandra Stark rated it it was amazing Oct 04, 2018 Emily Crowe rated it really liked it Sep 06, 2018 Doubleday Books rated it it was amazing Jan 31, 2019 E Casey rated it it was amazing Nov 05, 2018 Julie Kinser marked it as to read Jan 08, 2018 Mike Maguire added it Mar 01, 2018 Marianne marked it as to read Mar 29, 2018 Sean Woods marked it as to read Apr 25, 2018 Beth Meister added it Sep 18, 2018 Jessie marked 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        CLAIRE LOMBARDO earned her MFA in fiction at the Iowa Writers Workshop in 2017 A Chicago native and former social worker, she now lives and writes in Iowa City.


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    1. Terrific debut novel about family dynamics, particularly relationships among sisters This book is to be published in June 2019 Thank you to the publisher Doubleday I feel sure this will be a top read for me in 2019.


    2. This is one of the best reads of 2019, bar none I am calling it this book will win all of the awards Claire Lombardo is the next Kingsolver Here it is in writing, in January of 2019, and I can t wait to look back on this and know how right I was Lombardo s debut novel is truly a work of art It follows the Sorenson family, consisting of Marilyn and David the parents , and their four daughters, Wendy, Violet, Liza, and Grace Each character has their own personality, truly distinct and ye This is o [...]


    3. This book was incredibly fun to read all the way through its 520 pages I am going to miss the Sorenson family I don t think that I ve read another book that so well captured regular life spousal, parental and sibling thoughts and dialogue were spot on throughout all of this families ups and downs It felt so real yet was still very entertaining What a great reminder that there are always two ways to look at everything and that often self talk the ideas that we work up in our heads leadin This boo [...]


    4. I initially opened up the book to ensure it had downloaded correctly, but as I glanced at the first page, I was magnetically drawn towards it and soon found myself unable to put the book down It is simply mesmerizing, beautifully written with many characters, each well developed Lombardo has created a family, one with myriad issues, but tied together by love, kindness and loyalty The Sorensons have four daughters, each dealing with personal crises, and remarkable parents whose love for each o I [...]


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