The Year We Left Home

By Jean Thompson. Publisher: Simon & Schuster


In Thompson’s episodic, wryly comic, and astute multigenerational family saga about the Eriksons of Iowa, her characters’ struggles reveal depthless truths about human nature, including the lure of away and the gravitational pull of home.




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Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books
The Adult Books editors have selected the following titles as representative of the year’s outstanding books for public-library collections. Our scope has been intentionally broad, and we have attempted to find books that combine literary, intellectual, and aesthetic excellence with popular appeal.
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