Try a book that examines ties to the people we love best. These novels about family relationships are available to borrow from the Lititz Public Library.
The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir
The youngest child on a reality television show that spotlight’s her family has a secret, so she pairs up with a senior at her high school with a secret of his own.
The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson
When a young woman inherits her favorite uncle’s failing bookstore, she finds clues to his past hidden inside novels on the store’s shelves, revealing a family history her mother kept secret.
Clock Dance by Anne Tyler
A woman yearning to be a grandmother agrees to look after her son’s injured ex-girlfriend and her nine-year-old daughter.
Every Time You Go Away by Beth Harbison
A woman decides to bring her fractured family together at a beach house still haunted by the untimely death of her husband years earlier.
The Figgs by Ali Bryan
Looking forward to a quiet retirement, a family matriarch ponders about her adoptive parents and why her own three adult children show no signs of moving out of the house.
High Cotton by Debby Mayne
Feeling mixed emotions about attending her family’s reunion, a woman decides to shake things up a bit when her high school crush wants to be her date to the event.
The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman
Abandoned by his father, a son strives to make himself worthy of the man’s attention, eventually settling into a job as an Italian teacher in London.
The Life Lucy Knew by Karma Brown
After hitting her head, a woman awakens in the hospital to a shocking revelation that the man she’s known and loved for years is not actually her husband but a recollection her mind made up to fill in the blanks from the coma.
Not Perfect by Elizabeth LaBan
When a woman discovers her husband gone, leaving her with no way to support herself and their two children, she does her best to keep up appearances.
A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
As an Indian wedding brings a family together, the parents reckon with the choices their children have made.
The Road to Bittersweet by Donna Everhart
When the river bursts its banks, two sisters and their family flee their Appalachian mountain home, beginning a journey to the hill country of South Carolina and transforming their lives in unforeseeable ways.
Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini
Composed in the form of a letter to his son on the eve of their journey, a refugee father reflects on the dangerous sea-crossing that lies before them.
Sold on Monday by Kristina McMorris
In 1931, a struggling reporter’s snapshot of children and a sign that reads “2 children for sale” leads to his big break as well as devastating unintended consequences.
The Spring Girls by Anna Todd
Three sisters living on a New Orleans military base struggle to build lives that will lift them out of their humble station in life.
When We Found Home by Susan Mallery
A woman with a troubled past doesn’t know how to feel when she discovers she has a brother who grew up with wealth and privilege, a streetwise, twelve-year-old sister and a grandfather who offers to bring them together in the grand family home.
The Future She Left Behind by Marin Thomas
Cast aside by her cheating husband, a woman is ready to head home to Texas but her mother-in-law, attempting to avoid being sent to a retirement community, insists on joining the trip.
I Liked My Life by Abby Fabiaschi
When a devoted wife and mother who committed suicide begins meddling from beyond the grave, her heartbroken husband and teenage daughter are forced to reconsider their understanding of the woman they thought they knew.
November 23, 2018