Family is complicated, especially when old secrets come to light in The Most Fun We Ever Had.
Author Claire Lombardo chronicles the lives of the Sorenson family that balances past and present with deftly drawn flashbacks. In the ‘70s, Marilyn and David fall in love and begin their family. In 2016, their four daughters are grown, but no one’s life has turned out quite how they imagined.
Well-placed details and characterizations make the reader feel like a fly on the wall, a witness to the beautiful brokenness of family.
Do not be daunted by the length of Lombardo’s novel; it is worth every moment you spend with the Sorenson family. The HBO adaptation, by Amy Adams and Laura Dern, will be just as enticing.
Kaylin Creason is a librarian at the R.H. Stafford Library in Woodbury.