We Are The Brennans

Tracey Lange

Original publisher: Celadon BooksWomen's Fiction

In the same vein as J. Courtney Sullivan and Mary Beth Keane, We Are the Brennans explores the staying power of shame and loyalty in an Irish Catholic family torn apart by secrets.

When 30-year-old Sunday Brennan wakes up in a Los Angeles hospital, bruised and battered after a drunk driving accident she caused, she swallows her pride and goes home to her family. But it’s not easy. She deserted them all-and her high school sweetheart-six years ago with little explanation, and they’ve got questions. Still, Sunday is determined to rebuild her life in the suburbs of New York, even if it does mean tiptoeing around resentful brothers and an ex-fiancé.

When a dangerous man from her past brings her family’s pub business to the brink of financial ruin, the only way to protect them is to reveal the brutal assault that drove her away years ago. In the aftermath, they’re all forced to confront painful mistakes – and ultimately find a way forward, together.

 

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