Books on Our Radar: A Very Typical Family by Sierra Godfrey
When the king of messy but warm-hearted families (Mike Chen) recommends a book, you check it out! A Very Typical Family sounds right up my alley, with complex emotions and a mystery to bring everyone together. Plus, it’s set at one of my favorite beach towns. Check out A Very Typical Family, out 9/13!
A Very Typical Familyby Sierra Godfrey
Published by: Sourcebooks Landmark
on September 13, 2022
Genres: Adult, Contemporary
Natalie Walker is the reason her older brother and sister went to prison more than fifteen years ago. She fled California shortly after that fateful night and hasn't spoken to anyone in her family since. Ten years later, Natalie receives a letter from a lawyer saying her estranged mother has died and left the family's historic Santa Cruz house to her--sort of. To inherit it, Natalie and her siblings must claim it together.
Natalie drives cross-country to Santa Cruz with her willful cat in tow expecting to sign some papers, see siblings Lynn and Jake briefly, and get back to sorting out her life in Boston. But Jake, now an award-winning ornithologist, is missing, and Lynn, working as an undertaker in New York City, shows up with a teenage son. While Natalie and her nephew look for Jake--and meeting a very handsome marine biologist along the way--she unpacks the guilt she has held on to for so many years, wondering how, or if, she can salvage a relationship with her siblings after all this time.
A Very Typical Family navigates the messy yet warm-hearted journey of family members struggling to find each other again. Written with delightfully dark humor and characters you can't help but cheer for, this debut from Sierra Godfrey will have you reveling in the power of family and second chances.