Family Reunion

Family Reunion

by Eric Selby


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ISBN-13: 9780595475162
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/29/2008
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Family Reunion 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I hated to get to the end! The characters just make you want to know more about their future. Eric Selby is a fine story teller with a wonderful ability to help you feel and see what is happening. The book brought back many memories of my childhood in Derby Line and the people I knew. This is one book to recommend to all my friends. Thanks, Eric for a finely written book and I hope there will be another book to follow this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Eric Selby has created a wickedly funny novel about a matriarch and family so extreme you have to laugh out loud all along the way. Ethel Hopper is bigoted, ignorant, imperious, and clueless about so much that goes on around her. She is blessed with a gay son, a daughter married to a loser of a husband who finds herself through her Native American heritage, and assorted grandchildren, one patiently devoted, the others mostly outrageous in one way or another. We learn all sorts of stories about Ethel's family. And in the end this is more than a comic novel, for it has something wise to say about life and love.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book -- it portrays multiple generations of a family and their journey through life and through many difficult issues. It reads smooth as silk and is a page turner. Despite the difficult issues this book explores it is uplifting I think because the author sheds so much light on all the characters 'family members' and you can truly understand what makes them tick and why they are as they are. You will be rooting for them throughout the book and hooked by the big event which threads through every chapter until the very final surprise ending! In some ways for me reading this was like going home - literally - because I lived in the area of Vermont this book is set in for 5 years when I was a teenager. While reading this book I had occasion to really think deeply about my own life and family and it seemed to provide some healing and some understanding in regard to a few old wounds. I also have felt a creative surge upon finishing the book and I completed several poems and an essay I had been wanting to write. I highly recommend it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very sensitively written book about a highly dysfunctional family. Excellent foreshadowing with a highly skilled plot utilizing a lot of flashbacks.