2015 National Book Award Longlist, Fiction

Bill Clegg

Did You Ever Have a Family Bill Clegg
Did You Ever Have a Family

Scout Press/Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 978-1476798172

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

On the eve of her daughter's wedding, June Reid's life is completely devastated when a shocking disaster takes the lives of her daughter, her daughter's fiancé, her ex-husband, and her boyfriend, Luke--her entire family, all gone in a moment. And June is the only survivor. Alone and directionless, June drives across the country, away from her small Connecticut town. In her wake, a community emerges, weaving a beautiful and surprising web of connections through shared heartbreak. From the couple running a motel on the Pacific Ocean where June eventually settles into a quiet half-life, to the wedding's caterer whose bill has been forgotten, to Luke's mother, the shattered outcast of the town--everyone touched by the tragedy is changed as truths about their near and far histories finally come to light.


About the author

Bill Clegg is a literary agent in New York and the author of the bestselling memoirs Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man and Ninety Days. He has written for the New York TimesLapham’s QuarterlyNew York magazine, The Guardian, and Harper’s Bazaar.


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