The Most Fun We Ever Had



The Most Fun We Ever Had Everything about this brilliant debut cuts deep the humor, the wisdom, the pathos Claire Lombardo writes like she s been doing it for a hundred years, and like she s been alive for a thousand Rebecca Makkai, author of The Great Believers A dazzling, multigenerational novel in which the four adult daughters of a Chicago couple still madly in love after forty years recklessly ignite old rivalries until a long buried secret threatens to shatter the lives they ve built.When Marilyn Connolly and David Sorenson fall in love in the 1970s, they are blithely ignorant of all that s to come By 2016, their four radically different daughters are each in a state of unrest Wendy, widowed young, soothes herself with booze and younger men Violet, a litigator turned stay at home mom, battles anxiety and self doubt when the darkest part of her past resurfaces Liza, a neurotic and newly tenured professor, finds herself pregnant with a baby she s not sure she wants by a man she s not sure she loves and Grace, the dawdling youngest daughter, begins living a lie that no one in her family even suspects Above it all, the daughters share the lingering fear that they will never find a love quite like their parents.As the novel moves through the tumultuous year following the arrival of Jonah Bendt given up by one of the daughters in a closed adoption fifteen years before we are shown the rich and varied tapestry of the Sorensons past years marred by adolescence, infidelity, and resentment, but also the transcendent moments of joy that make everything else worthwhile.Spanning nearly half a century, and set against the quintessential American backdrop of Chicago and its prospering suburbs, Lombardo s debut explores the triumphs and burdens of love, the fraught tethers of parenthood and sisterhood, and the baffling mixture of affection, abhorrence, resistance, and submission we feel for those closest to us In painting this luminous portrait of a family s becoming, Lombardo joins the ranks of writers such as Celeste Ng, Elizabeth Strout, and Jonathan Franzen as visionary chroniclers of our modern lives. Read The Most Fun We Ever Had – bluevapours.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 544 pages
  • The Most Fun We Ever Had
  • Claire Lombardo
  • 02 September 2017
  • 0385544251

10 thoughts on “The Most Fun We Ever Had

  1. Jill says:

    Diving into a 550 page novel as opposed to, say, a 300 page novel is the difference between a dalliance and a full blown commitment You have to really like these characters to spend time in their lives and inside their heads for days at a time It may not be the most fun you ve ever had, but it has to be darn close.So let s start here I liked the Sorenson family I liked its messiness, quirkiness, heartaches and triumphs And I didn t regret one single hour that I was immersed in their wor Diving into a 550 page novel as opposed to, say, a 300 page novel is the difference between a dalliance and a full blown commitment You have to really like these characters to spend time in their lives and inside their heads for days at a time It may not be the most fun you ve ever had, but it has to be darn close.So let s start here I liked the Sorenson family I liked its messiness, quirkiness, heartaches and triumphs And I didn t regret one single hour that I was immersed in their world.Marilyn and David are the fortunate couple who quickly intuit that they re right for each other and present a portraiture of stability and passion throughout the years Their four daughters must continually strive to replicate that kind of love in their own lives and each of them has her own challenges to overcome The oldest, Wendy, leaps out from the pages with her oversized personality and wry comments Her Irish twin Violet is fartraditional and yoked to purs...

  2. SueKich says:

    Can a family love each other too much It is a matter of astonishment to me how a writer springs fully formed into a debut novelist of such accomplishment The Most Fun We Ever Had is a portrait of an Illinois family s dynamics from a unique perspective one where the parents of four daughters love them but most particularly love each other perhaps a little too much Sounds simple Yes, but as past events are deftly indeed, seamlessly interwoven with current time, Claire Lombardo achiev Can a family love each other too much It is a matter of astonishment to me how a writer springs fully formed into a debut novelist of such accomplishment The Most Fun We Ever Had is a portrait of an Illinois family s dynamics from a unique perspective one where the parents of four daughters love them but most particularly love each other perhaps a little too much Sounds simple Yes, but as past events are deftly indeed, seamlessly interwoven with current time, Claire Lombardo achieves a family study of extraordinary depth and insight.Unlike many family stories where the discord between parents leads to problems for their children, Marilyn and David continually express their adoration of each other in physical ways, touching, f...

  3. Elysse says:

    This is one of the best reads of 2019, bar none I am calling it this book will win all of the awards Claire Lombardo is the next Kingsolver Here it is in writing, in January of 2019, and I can t wait to look back on this and know how right I was Lombardo s debut novel is truly a work of art It follows the Sorenson family, consisting of Marilyn and David the parents , and their four daughters, Wendy, Violet, Liza, and Grace Each character has their own personality, truly distinct and ye This is one of the best reads of 2019, bar none I am calling it this book will win all of the awards Claire Lombardo is the next Kingsolver Here it is in writing, in January of 2019, and I can t wait to look back on this and know how right I was Lombardo s debut novel is truly a work of art It follows the Sorenson family, consisting of Marilyn and David the parents , and their four daughters, Wendy, Violet, Liza, and Grace Each character has their own personality, truly distinct and yet somehow envelopes that of all families It felt in a way...

  4. Cynthia says:

    Terrific debut novel about family dynamics, particularly relationships among sisters This book is to be published in June 2019 Thank you to the publisher Doubleday I feel sure this will be a top read for me in 2019.

  5. Bailey says:

    We re still too far from pub date to leave a real review, but I am fairly confident this will be one of the best books I read this year.

  6. Jean Brown says:

    There is a certain type of book I love The Most Fun We Ever Had is that kind of book Characters so real you know them Wallace Stegner wrote this kind of book, so does Wally Lamb, Donna Tarth, et al It amazes me this is Claire Lombardo s debut novel The writing never misses a beat...

  7. SueLucie says:

    The story of a family set mostly in the affluent suburbs of Chicago the parents meet at college and remain very much in love over the next four decades while raising four daughters We follow their highs and lows, births, marriages and deaths, the narrative sliding backward and forward in time and between the perspectives of the various characters The structure and pacing are perfect, hints of future events kept me interested and there arethan a few surprises thrown in that made me reco The story of a family set mostly in the affluent suburbs of Chicago the parents meet at college and remain very much in love over the next four decades while raising four daughters We follow their highs and lows, births, marriages and deaths, the narrative sliding backward and forward in time and between the perspectives of the various characters The structure and pacing are perfect, hints of future events kept me interested and there arethan a few surprises thrown in that made me reconsider previous events.As grandmother to a family of four girls myself, I was especially taken with the situations of the girls in the hierarchy the eldest two close in age and forging the way, the overlooked middle child and the much younger pe...

  8. Anne says:

    I devoured Claire Lombardo s book in bursts of unplanned and total immersion I intended to sit down to read for a just a few minutes before leaving for work, then woops I finished my cup of coffee and left late I meant to just finish the chapter before bed, but stayed up for another hour to dig into the next part I was so engaged by the novel s structure that I couldn t help myself Lombardo is a master of the last sentence Each chapter ends so compellingly that I was often left smiling, or I devoured Claire Lombardo s book in bursts of unplanned and total immersion I intended to sit down to read for a just a few minutes before leaving for work, then woops I finished my cup of coffee and left late I meant to just finish the chapter before bed, but stayed up for another hour to dig into the next part I was so engaged by the novel s structure that I couldn t help myself Lombardo is a master of the last sentence Each chapter ends so compellingly that I was often lef...

  9. Tucker (TuckerTheReader) says:

    Many thanks to Doubleday for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review Goodreads Blog Twitch Pinterest

  10. Cindy says:

    This book was incredibly fun to read all the way through its 520 pages I am going to miss the Sorenson family I don t think that I ve read another book that so well captured regular life spousal, parental and sibling thoughts and dialogue were spot on throughout all of this families ups and downs It felt so real yet was still very entertaining What a great reminder that there are always two ways to look at everything and that often self talk the ideas that we work up in our heads leadin This book was incredibly fun to read all the way through its 520 pages I am going to miss the Sorenson family I don t think that I ve read another book that so well captured regular life spousal, parental and sibling thoughts and dialogue were spot on throughout all of this families ups and downs It felt so real yet was still very e...

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