Review: French Braid

French Braid
French Braid by Anne Tyler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“There were advantages to being a girl and having nothing much expected of you.”

Anne Tyler is one of a kind, for me. I love her characters and I love the way they burrow into your life and you never want to let them go. This was no exception.

This is the story of a family over multiple generations. You see them grow away and towards each other. You see them struggle and you see them be there for each other. Tyler is so good at portraying “ordinary” people and the struggles we go through.

“Still, though,” David said, “you can never take it for granted that family members will like each other.” “Oh, David. Families love each other!” “ ‘Love,’ well, sure. I’m talking about ‘like,’ ” he said.

A lovely story around what it means to be family.

with gratitude to KnopfPenguin and edelweiss for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review

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