Friday, April 29, 2011


Every Friday we review a new book and give a copy of the book away. To get the book, it's simple: just be the first to fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

Family by Micol Ostow

On the surface, it is a day like any other when seventeen-year-old Melina Jensen hits the road for San Francisco, leaving behind her fractured home life and a constant assault on her self-esteem. Henry is the handsome, charismatic man who comes upon her, collapsed on a park bench, and offers love, a bright new consciousness, and - best of all - a family. One that will embrace her and give her love. Because family is what Mel has never really had. And this new family, Henry's family, shares everything. They share chores, their bodies and their beliefs. And if Mel truly wants to belong, she will share in everything they do. No matter what family does, or how far they go.

Told in episodic verse, family is a fictionalized exploration of cult dynamics, loosely based on the Manson Family murders of 1969. It is an unflinching look at people who are born broken, and the lengths they'll go to make themselves "whole" again.

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