Saturday, June 05, 2021

Seven books about the lies that bind siblings together

Andy Abramowitz is the author of A Beginner’s Guide to Free Fall and Thank You, Goodnight. A native of Baltimore, Andy lives with his wife, two daughters, and their dog, Rufus, in Philadelphia, where he enjoys classic rock, pitchers’ duels, birthday cake, the sound of a Fender Rhodes piano, and the month of October. He is also a lawyer.

Abramowitz's new novel is Darling at the Campsite.

At Electric Lit he tagged seven titles about the lies that bind siblings together, including:
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

In Eggers’ debut memoir, 21-year-old Dave finds himself forced into the role of parent to his seven-year-old brother Toph when their mother and father both die of cancer a month apart. While Dave has to be guardian and protector to his much younger sibling, one gets the sense that Dave—barely north of childhood himself—understands that he serves Toph best when simply acting as his big brother.
Read about another entry on the list.

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is among the Daily Telegraph's one hundred books that defined the noughties.

--Marshal Zeringue