Thursday, September 10, 2015

Coming Soon to a Bookstore Near You ~ Did You Ever Have a Family; Bill Clegg

I've read a lot of great reviews on this new release, but honestly it was the sad-sounding title that made me want to read this one even before I knew what it was about.  Does this one appeal to you?

Gallery - September - 2015



The stunning debut novel from bestselling author Bill Clegg is a magnificently powerful story about a circle of people who find solace in the least likely of places as they cope with a horrific tragedy.

On the eve of her daughter’s wedding, June Reid’s life is completely devastated when a shocking disaster takes the lives of her daughter, her daughter’s fiancĂ©, her ex-husband, and her boyfriend, Luke—her entire family, all gone in a moment. And June is the only survivor.

Alone and directionless, June drives across the country, away from her small Connecticut town. In her wake, a community emerges, weaving a beautiful and surprising web of connections through shared heartbreak.

From the couple running a motel on the Pacific Ocean where June eventually settles into a quiet half-life, to the wedding’s caterer whose bill has been forgotten, to Luke’s mother, the shattered outcast of the town—everyone touched by the tragedy is changed as truths about their near and far histories finally come to light.

Elegant and heartrending, and one of the most accomplished fiction debuts of the year, Did You Ever Have a Family is an absorbing, unforgettable tale that reveals humanity at its best through forgiveness and hope. At its core is a celebration of family—the ones we are born with and the ones we create.


  1. I've been hearing a lot of good things about this book too!

  2. Add me to the list of people who have been hearing good things about this book. I want to read it too. Maybe sandwiched in between a bunch of nice murder mysteries. LOL

  3. I just read a great review of this on Booking Mama. I can't wait to read it.

  4. I'm excited to read this one and have read a couple glowing reviews from bloggers I trust!

  5. I'm looking forward to this one, too... already on the library hold list!

  6. This sounds incredibly powerful.

    Such comprehensive tragedies do happen, what the survivor must go though is unimaginable.

    I would like to read this one.

  7. The title is very interesting and would have me wanting to read it too.

  8. This one sounds very emotional and heart-wrenching, but sometimes I am in a strange mood and want to dive into a book like this, so I'm definitely going to be on the lookout for this one.

  9. I requested this one from the library. Everyone who's read it says it's great.

  10. I'm adding this one to my list of to be reads!

  11. This sounds like I good read and will be looking for this book. Thanks. And I am glad I found you!

  12. I've got this one on my list, but it'll be a while before I start it. I think it may be too much for me right now.


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