Engaging Family Drama

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Jean Hanff Korelitz is becoming a favorite author, this is the third book I have read by this author, liked all of them but this is by far my favorite. This story is about a wealthy New York family, the Oppenheimers, who, thanks to IVF, eventually have 4 viable embryos, Johanna, mom, decides to have three of the four eggs implanted and gives birth to triplets. Her biggest wish and desire is for these three children to have a strong family bond and love each other. Actually though, just the opposite happens, the three really cannot stand each other as people. With dad, Salo, involved with his art and the triplets leaving for college, Johanna decides to unfreeze embryo number 4 and have another child. Kind of weird, right? I just loved the writing and family dynamics from each of the children’s point of view. I heard the author speak and love that Steve Martin, being a huge art collector, influenced her choice of artists to talk about in the story as well. Readers who enjoy family dramas, like ‘The Most Fun We Ever Had and ‘Ask Again, Yes’ will love this one. #TheLatecomerBook @CeladonBooks May 2022 Pub Date