A Friend of the Family Lauren Grodstein FIC GRODSTEIN
Pete is an internist living a reasonably content life in New Jersey. He has prestige, an established practice, and good friends. But he begins his story by explaining that he is living in a studio apartment above the garage, exiled from his lovely suburban home and alienated from family and friends. The reader discovers the reason in bits and pieces which are tied together with a steady, unceasing tension.
At the core of Pete’s dilemma is his 20-year-old son’s association with his friends’ 30-year-old daughter. That daughter has a troubling past and Pete just cannot accept this relationship. The pages keep turning until the very end in this suspenseful novel. With memorable characters and identifiable family crises, A Friend of the Family will appeal to readers who appreciate contemporary family drama.
Published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, this is one of St. Charles Public Library’s featured “Small Press Month” selections.
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