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Family Lore: A Good Morning America Book Club Pick

Family Lore: A Good Morning America Book Club Pick

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Longlisted for The Center for Fiction 2023 First Novel Prize

From the bestselling, National Book Award-winning author Elizabeth Acevedo comes her first novel for adults, the story of one Dominican American family told through the voices of its women as they await a gathering that will forever change their lives.

Flor has a gift: she can predict, to the day, when someone will die. So when she decides she wants a living wake--a party to bring her family and community together to celebrate the long life she's led--her sisters are surprised. Has Flor foreseen her own death, or someone else's? Does she have other motives? She refuses to tell her sisters, Matilde, Pastora, and Camila.

But Flor isn't the only person with secrets: her sisters are hiding things, too. And the next generation, cousins Ona and Yadi, face tumult of their own.

Spanning the three days prior to the wake, Family Lore traces the lives of each of the Marte women, weaving together past and present, Santo Domingo and New York City. Told with Elizabeth Acevedo's inimitable and incandescent voice, this is an indelible portrait of sisters and cousins, aunts and nieces--one family's journey through their history, helping them better navigate all that is to come.

A Most Anticipated Book of 2023 from: * Time * Electric Literature * Seattle Times * Telemundo * Washington Post * HipLatina * Harper's Bazaar * Elle * AARP * Shondaland * New York Times * The Millions * LitHub

Author: Elizabeth Acevedo
Publisher: Ecco Press
Published: 08/01/2023
Pages: 384
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.17lbs
Size: 9.43h x 6.36w x 1.29d
ISBN: 9780063207264

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 03/01/2023 pg. 2
Kirkus Reviews 06/01/2023
Booklist 06/01/2023 pg. 27
Publishers Weekly 06/26/2023
BookPage 07/01/2023
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