For fans of Eleanor Brown's The Weird Sisters and Liane Moriarty's The Husband's Secret comes a smart, wry, and poignant novel about reconciliation between fathers and daughters, between spouses; the deep ties between sisters; and the kind of forgiveness that can change a person's life in unexpected and extraordinary ways.
The Rockwell women are nothing if not...well, it's complicated. When the sisters - Esme, Liv, and Ru - were young, their eccentric mother, Augusta, silenced all talk of their absent father with the wild story that he was an international spy, always away on top-secret missions. But the consequences of such an unconventional upbringing are neither small nor subtle: Esme is navigating a failing marriage while trying to keep her precocious 15-year-old daughter from live-tweeting every detail. Liv finds herself in between relationships and rehab, and Ru has run away from enough people and problems to earn her frequent-flier miles. So when a hurricane hits the family home on the Jersey Shore, the Rockwells reunite to assess the damage - only to discover that the storm has unearthed a long-buried box. In a candid moment, Augusta reveals a startling secret that will blow the sisters' concept of family to smithereens - and send them on an adventure to reconnect with a lost past...and one another.
©2015 Bridget Asher (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Lover of life!
Did you ever read a book that made you feel like you were really observing people in their best and worst moments? That you were really seeing what was at the heart of the person? Well that is how I felt while reading ALL OF US AND EVERYTHING. You are exposed to the Rockwell women and get the privilege to see what has become of them and all the moments that caused them to become the women they are today. They are flawed, real, damaged and struggling. Then a storm (both real and figurative) changes everything. This storm seriously changes the entire course of their lives and causes them to rethink all they once thought they knew. What a crazy ride it was. There were twists and turns and many unexpected moments that created a very enjoyable reading experience. What a great read. 5 stars
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