New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    

Did You Ever Have A Family

(2015)
A novel by

 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
The stunning debut novel from best-selling 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 fiance, 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 it is a celebration of family - the ones we are born with and the ones we create.

 
Similar Books by other authors...


The Nest
Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

The Green Road
Anne Enright

Satin Island
Tom McCarthy

Hot Milk
Deborah Levy
 
Used availability for Bill Clegg's Did You Ever Have A Family


See all available used copies of this book at Abebooks UK or Abebooks US
 

Hardback Editions

November 2015 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: Did You Ever Have a Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
ISBN: 1-62899-751-6 / 978-1-62899-751-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Platinum Spotlight Series
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Did You Ever Have a Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
ISBN: 1-4767-9817-6 / 978-1-4767-9817-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2015 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Did You Ever Have a Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
ISBN: 0-224-10235-4 / 978-0-224-10235-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Did You Ever Have a Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
ISBN: 1-78470-105-X / 978-1-78470-105-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Did You Ever Have a Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
ISBN: 1-4767-9818-4 / 978-1-4767-9818-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Did You Ever Have a Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
ISBN: 1-5011-2030-1 / 978-1-5011-2030-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Export
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Did You Ever Have a Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
ISBN: 0-224-10236-2 / 978-0-224-10236-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Did You Ever Have a Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
ISBN: 1-4423-8528-6 / 978-1-4423-8528-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Did You Ever Have A Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Did You Ever Have a Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

August 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Did You Ever Have a Family
Author(s): Bill Clegg
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   


Search for