By Karen Olsson
A bittersweet, biting, sharply saw relations drama from the writer of Waterloo
After her father has a center assault and next surgical procedure, Helen Atherton returns to her native land of Washington, D.C., to aid look after him and, might be extra truthfully, herself. She's been residing in la, attempting to paintings in Hollywood, slowly spiraling right into a melancholy fueled via hours spent staring at C-SPAN-her obsession with politics a holdover from a early life interrupted via her father's involvement within the Iran-Contra scandal. "I have no idea no matter if to think about him as a coconspirator or a complicit bystander or simply somebody who was once within the mistaken position on the unsuitable time." notwithstanding the remainder of the area has forgotten that scandal, the Atherton family members by no means particularly recovered. whereas residing together with her father in her early life domestic, Helen attempts to piece jointly the political strikes that pulled her kinfolk apart.
All the Houses is, at its middle, a father-daughter tale. With razor-sharp prose, an desirable objectivity, and a dry humorousness, Karen Olsson writes in regards to the shape-shifting of our relations relationships while outdoors forces paintings their manner in-how Washington turns humans into unnatural models of themselves, how complex and overbearing sisters might be, and the way familial nostalgia that units in in the course of early maturity can turn out counterproductive to truly turning into an adult.
Read Online or Download All the Houses: A Novel PDF
Similar family life books
As soon as a Lady always a Lady? Lord Dominic Beresford wishes his good fortune to alter. yet with a public betrayal and his enterprise at the rocks, it isn't taking a look good. Three years in the past girl religion Fowlmere left her painful previous and her identification in the back of, yet existence at the run has left her jobless, penniless and on my own.
As soon as upon a time, he was once only a hopeless reason from the incorrect aspect of Glory, Kansas. And he will be damned if he will permit somebody drag him go into reverse after ultimately clawing his manner out. Everyone understands that Gina Townsend is a saint, continuously taking good care of every body round her. And now she's attempting to be a mom to her six-year-old niece, Amanda Jane.
While Emma is deserted through her husband, she has to maneuver again together with her mom and dad to offer start to twins. As she pines away for Lance, the affection of her lifestyles, she comes to a decision to make her relations her first precedence. Getting a standard activity isn't really as effortless as she anticipated and while a good-looking coworker lives correct round the corner, is it worthy looking forward to an individual who she may perhaps by no means get?
Will time among a beautiful pub proprietor and a damsel in misery be a scorching fling or anything extra? Maggie Dwyer and her mom are given a week-long journey to eire whilst a final minute damage sidelines her grandma. family tree tourism, her grandpa known as it. an opportunity to profit the place she got here from. while the journey involves an finish, Maggie is horrified to find that she’s misplaced her handbag.
Extra info for All the Houses: A Novel
All the Houses: A Novel by Karen Olsson