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The Most Fun We Ever Had PDF Epub The Most Fun We Ever Had By Claire Lombardo Federicoscridel.eu 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.

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  • Hardcover
  • 532 pages
  • The Most Fun We Ever Had
  • Claire Lombardo
  • English
  • 22 September 2018
  • 9780385544252

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  1. says:

    The author of this novel is an old soul Lombardo deeply understands marriage, sisterhood and plain old ordinary family dysfunction which is present on every character driven page From the outside, the parents marriage seems flawless Naturally, from the inside it is not without its peaks and valleys However, it is based upon a deep and abiding love that seems to be unattainable to their four daughters within their own lives Each of the sisters has their own crosses to bear For Wendy it is a combination of fate and disposition Violet has sisterly assistance in bringing about additional anxiety and messin...


  2. says:

    Lombardo s character driven, eventful, tumultuous, witty, serious, gregarious, tragic, and infectious domestic dramady of a big Chicago family kept me fastened to the pages of this big, buoyant book Yes, it is a tome, but once you are installed in the story, it pulls you naturally along I cared and cringed and chuckled and cried with each of the four sisters and their parents and then there s the third gen of kids Each character was individualized and any one of them could have leaped off the pages How they lived and loved became all important to me as I folded myself into their days and years They crept into my heart it was like being a member of their family.Marilyn Connelly and David Sorensen met in the mid 70s during their undergrad days in Chicago and knew instinctively that they were meant to be husband and wife David became a family physician, and Marilyn left university when she got pregnant The novel covers 40 years of their lives, as their family grew large with four daughters Wendy, Violet, Liza, and the baby, Grace fifteen years younger than Wendy Violet and Wendy are a year apart Irish twins, the sisters who were the closest and developed a love hate relati...


  3. says:

    Many thanks to Doubleday for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review Just a couple of young women looking into their future, back in that nice soft space where they fit seamlessly together, before the world had grown so much larger than their grasp For a book over five hundred pages long, this severely disappointed me Books that are this length are either a Stephen King novel or a book with a really good story Usually, a book this long means the author was made to choose between splitting their book into two parts of removing some chunks to make it fit into one It s strange that this book feels both too long and too short What I mean is, this thing is f king huge It s the thickest ARC I have Yet, when I came to the end, I didn t feel like I left with as much as I should have.Don t get me wrong It was enjoyable to get a decent family drama I loved slowly getting to know another fictional family and following each of them through their messy journey of life was fun although stressful at times I just repeatedly found myself wanting the book to be over Partly because I felt like it was just drama after drama but also because I feel like the overall plot could have been expressed at maybe 350 pages of less Another thing that hindered my enjoyment was how forgettable everything was I think it s because I ve been reading way too many family drama novels but I kept getting all the characters mixed ...


  4. says:

    Diving into a 550 page novel as opposed to, say, a 300 page novel is the difference between a dalliance and a full blown commitment You have to really like these characters to spend time in their lives and inside their heads for days at a time It may not be the most fun you ve ever had, but it has to be darn close.So let s start here I liked the Sorenson family I liked its messiness, quirkiness, heartaches and triumphs And I didn t regret one single hour that I was immersed in their world.Marilyn and David are the fortunate couple who quickly intuit that they re right for each other and present a portraiture of stability and passion throughout the years Their four daughters must continually strive to replicate that kind of love in their own lives and each of them has her own challenges to overcome The oldest, Wendy, leaps out from the pages with her oversized personality and wry comments Her Irish twin Violet is far traditional and yoked to pursuing perfection in all she does Then there s Liza, a psychologist married to a depressed and tattoo sleeved software developer, and the youngest, Grace, who finds herself being left out of t...


  5. says:

    An easy 5 stars for me This is about as good as character driven family sagas get I hope you have the ability to clear your schedule The Sorenson s will instantly grab you and won t let go until the very last page I love character driven family saga dramas and this one has plenty of everything A peek into a seemingly perfect marriage between the parents and the rollercoaster ride that is the lives of their FOUR daughters I think what I found so refreshing and relatable about this was how honest the depiction of their lives was It showed the good, the ugly, and the complexity of family relationships Siblings don t always get along and children don t always get along with their parents However, that doesn t mean that there isn t a loyalty and love there than lasts through everything This won t be a five star read for everyone because it does start to feel a little long although I...


  6. says:

    I m a sucker for multigenerational family stories a la Commonwealth and this might be my favorite yet Lombardo s writing is stunning, so visceral yet beautiful that it s hard to believe it s a debut novel Her ability to depict the complicated and nuanced relationships that exist within families is wise beyond her years, the characters so sharply drawn you feel like you intimately know each of them At 532 pages, this book is not short, but I could have stayed with the Sorensons for...


  7. says:

    Such a fun family drama Loved it


  8. says:

    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 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 gav...


  9. says:

    free review copy A love that crept up on me and then took me down When doubledaybooks pitched this book to me, it sounded amazing and I was like, Yeah, I ll give it a shot Send it over and then it showed up at my house and it is 532 pages of fairly small print and I got a little nervous..And then I started reading, and was instantly furious with numerous characters And I thought about quitting Multiple times But you guys Trying to quit this book is like me trying to quit candy not possible OR a good idea For every character that made me want to give him her a good shake and a lecture, there were others who made me fall in love SO HARD And they re all so intertwined that I had to take the frustrating with the endearing Just like real life, no.This family saga drama set in the Chicago suburbs takes us from the 1970s to 2016 and back and forth and in between..there is love and parenting and siblings and marriage and joy and heart wrenching grief and drama and monotony and the absolute epitome...


  10. says:

    This did not need to be 530 pages long, but man it was great.

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