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Some people pretend otherwise, but almost all of us all have families. Those non-elective associations form the core of Colm Tóibín's fascinating new essay collection about authors. His inquiries are diverse and surprising: We might have thought about Tennessee Williams' mentally ill sister before, but who among us has spent much time contemplating Jane Austen's relations with her aunts or J.M. Synge and his mother? Reading New Ways to Kill Your Mother not only illuminates the lives of writers we admire, but also raises subtle questions about the relatives we have, wish we had, or wish we didn't. Editor's recommendation.