Club Book Episode 115 Claire Lombardo
Claire Lombardo is one of few first-time authors to see their debut novel chart immediately on the New York Times Bestseller List. The Most Fun We Ever Had follows the fortunes and factious relationships of four sisters over five decades. In this time-jumping narrative, the surprise re-emergence of a teenage son put up for adoption by one sister sparks a long overdue family reckoning. NPR praised Lombardo’s debut as “a wonderfully immersive read that packs more heart and heft than most first novels,” and “a deliciously absorbing novel with – brace yourself – a tender and satisfyingly positive take on family.” The Chicago Tribune, People magazine, and Good Housekeeping singled out The Most Fun We Ever Had as one of the best books of summer 2019. Random House will release a paperback edition on April 6, and the book is currently being adapted for HBO by the powerhouse Hollywood producing duo of Amy Adams and Laura Dern.