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Franzen pulls off his usual deep dive into his characters and their family relationships. His portrayal of each one from their own perspective is masterful. And in placing this family in the middle of a church - the father is a pastor - he also delivers a dive into matters of God, faith, responsibility and morality. Sound too heady? It's not. I couldn't put it down, so fully is the reader drawn into these lives and their dramas. 

Review Date: 
Thursday, August 19, 2021