Blurb; When Liv, Ellen, and Håkon, along with their partners and children, arrive in Rome to celebrate their father’s 70th birthday, a quiet earthquake occurs: their parents have decided to divorce. Shocked and disbelieving, the siblings try to come to terms with their parents’ decision as it echoes through the homes they have built for themselves, and forces them to reconstruct the shared narrative of their childhood and family history. A bittersweet novel of regret, relationships, and rare psychological insights, A Modern Family encourages us to look at the people closest to us a little more carefully, and ultimately reveals that it’s never too late for change.
My Review; What a beautiful written story that shows the aftermath of a divorce in the family and how it can effect the family members in different ways. I loved reading this. It was an easy to devour read and quite short at 230 pages.
The story is told through the three siblings Liv, Ellen and Harkon. Each have their own personal problems going on but when their parents tell them about their pending divorce things start to change. I felt heartbroken for what Ellen had to go through it musn’t have been easy. Harkon I thought was a funny character with all his theories and he seemed very clever. A close knit famkly at first, will they all rekindle?
Brilliantly written, thoughtful and an inspiring story of the aftermath of divorce… It doesn’t matter what age you are it will still affect you. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend. A Modern Family will be published 13th of June in the UK. Pre-order link below.