Mary Ann’s September Recommendation

The Red House by Mark Haddon

“Have you ever vacationed with your adult siblings and their families?  If so, you’ll recognize the events in this book.  Backgrounds are revealed, resentments aired, and new understandings ensue.  All characters are developed; the teens in the novel get as much attention as the parents.  The Washington Post review has a fine description of the novel: ‘Haddon wends a careful path…between the effervescent comedy of quirky families and the bitter tragedy of dysfunctional ones.’ Haddon also wrote The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, a fascinating look at the world seen from the point-of-view of an autistic teen.

Read about it or request it from the library catalog!

3 Similar Reads (Fiction)

1) Hope: A Tragedy by Shalom Auslander (Access to library catalog here!)

2) The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen (Access to library catalog here!)

3) The Tax Inspector by Peter Carey (Access to llibrary catalog here!)

3 Similar Reads (Nonfiction)

1) The Mighty Queens of Freeville by Amy Dickinson (Access to library catalog here!)

2) I’m Perfect, You’re Doomed by Kyria Abrahams (Access to library catalog here!)

3) A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers (Access to library catalog here!)

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