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Family History
Family History
Author: Dani Shapiro
From the author of the best-selling memoir Slow Motion (“Chilling . . . her vision is unblinking”—New York Times Book Review; “Riveting . . . a breathtaking combination of candor and bravado”—San Francisco Chronicle), a ferociously paced new novel about a woman losing control of her life,...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780375415470
ISBN-10: 0375415475
Publication Date: 4/1/2003
Pages: 288
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 40 ratings
Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 0
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reviewed Family History on + 81 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Someone posted on the forum that they liked this book very much so I decided to give it a try. I wasn't disappointed - a very good read and I plan to read more books by this author.
reviewed Family History on + 22 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
An intersting story that takes you into the lives of a family that appeared well put together, but were crumbling inside their own home.
reviewed Family History on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I rarely post a review, but I picked this book up at the library and finished in one sitting... it is well written and just a very moving story of family that goes through so much so quickly you truely believe it could be your family in the story..... As a Mom it shows how much we love our children and how we struggle to fix the family as best we can sometimes....it is well worth the time to read
jennala9 avatar reviewed Family History on + 17 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This was such an engrossing book from the beginning! It was such an interesting look into the life of a family who had everything but was losing it all. I started it this morning and just finished it now. Very good book!!
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Helpful Score: 3
....this is a great story about a family crisis that spun out of control. A new baby, a young teen sister and a very loving mom and dad; baby has accident occur in sister's care and there it goes! I really was able to get into this book as the characters are believable (mom is a bit hard on her widowed mom). The family, though if this were real life, should have realized how very LUCKY they were to have such extended family support emotional and financial. I think most readers of women's fiction will enjoy this book very much!
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marcijo28 avatar reviewed Family History on + 73 more book reviews
This is not an easy read, but it is a satisfying one. I couldn't turn the pages quickly enough. This is a fresh perspective on what it means to be a family!
flowergirls avatar reviewed Family History on + 47 more book reviews
I overall really enjoyed this storyline. The author does an excellent job of hooking you in and keeping you guessing.
However I felt a bit cheated by the way she chose to end it..
TheSampleLady avatar reviewed Family History on
I finished this book in one lazy winter afternoon. It's one of my favorites so far this year!


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