Always the Last to Know by Kristan Higgins
Sometimes you have to break a family to fix it.
From New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins, a new novel examining a family at the breaking point in all its messy, difficult, wonderful complexity.
The Frosts are a typical American family. Barb and John, married almost fifty years, are testy and bored with each other…who could blame them after all this time? At least they have their daughters– Barb’s favorite, the perfect, brilliant Juliet; and John’s darling, the free-spirited Sadie. The girls themselves couldn’t be more different, but at least they got along, more or less. It was fine. It was enough.
Until the day John had a stroke, and their house of cards came tumbling down.
Now Sadie has to put her career as a teacher and struggling artist in New York on hold to come back and care for her beloved dad–and face the love of her life, whose heart she broke, and who broke hers. Now Juliet has to wonder if people will notice that despite her perfect career as a successful architect, her perfect marriage to a charming Brit, and her two perfect daughters, she’s spending an increasing amount of time in the closet having panic attacks.
And now Barb and John will finally have to face what’s been going on in their marriage all along.
June 9th, 2020
Contemporary Fiction/Family Drama
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I look forward to Kristan Kiggin’s early summer releases every single year and this year was no different. Like all of her books, Always The Last to Know had so many unique relationships, and each was relatable in its own way- marriage, sisterhood, friendship, parent/child, and more. The multiple points of view gave four nuanced perspectives to this heartfelt and riveting family drama.
I’m a huge fan of Kristan Higgins- her writing is full of complexity but light and funny at the same time, they are just the perfect reading balance. This was definitely a favorite of hers and I highly recommend it.
Thank you to Berkley Publishing for an advanced copy.
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