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Family History
Family History
Author: Dani Shapiro
From the prodigiously gifted author of the acclaimed memoir Slow Motion, a stunning and brutally honest novel about one family’s harrowing recovery from devastation. — Rachel Jensen is perfectly happy: in love with her husband, devoted to their daughter Kate, gratified by her work restoring art. And finally, she’s pregnant again. But ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781400032112
ISBN-10: 1400032113
Publication Date: 8/10/2004
Pages: 288
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 128 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, 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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flowergirls avatar reviewed Family History on + 47 more book reviews
Really good read. Finished in 2 days. I only wish it would have ended better..
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I really liked this book...except for the ending! Too many unanswered questions. It just ended before the story was done, like the author just stopped mid-book. A bit disappointing.
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Couldn't put it down. Unexpected twists and turns. A mother cuaght in a struggle to protect both of her kids, sometimes from each other.


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