Author : Grant Ginder
Publisher : Flatiron Books
ISBN : 9781250095213
About The People We Hate at the Wedding
"Its for the same audience that flocked to The Nest, Whered You Go, Bernadette? or dare I say a little book you might be a fan of, Crazy Rich Asians."
Kevin Kwan, New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians
Entertainment Weekly's Summer Must-Read
A Publishers Weekly BEST SUMMER BOOKS, 2017
New York Post Best Books of Summer
Redbook's 10 Books You Have To Read This Summer
**"**The summers most compelling fictional exploration of affluence and envy. Like all the best beach reads, it eats the rich like so many frozen grapes."
Relationships are awful. They'll kill you, right up to the point where they start saving your life.
Paul and Alices half-sister Eloise is getting married! In London! There will be fancy hotels, dinners at it restaurants and a reception at a country estate complete with tea lights and embroidered cloth napkins.
They couldnt hate it more.
The People We Hate at the Wedding is the story of a less than perfect family. Donna, the clans mother, is now a widow living in the Chicago suburbs with a penchant for the occasional joint and more than one glass of wine with her best friend while watching House Hunters International. Alice is in her thirties, single, smart, beautiful, stuck in a dead-end job where she is mired in a rather predictable, though enjoyable, affair with her married boss. Her brother Paul lives in Philadelphia with his older, handsomer, tenured track professor boyfriend whos recently been saying things like monogamy is an oppressive heteronormative construct, while eyeing undergrads. And then theres Eloise. Perfect, gorgeous, cultured Eloise. The product of Donnas first marriage to a dashing Frenchman, Eloise has spent her school years at the best private boarding schools, her winter holidays in St. John and a post-college life cushioned by a fat, endless trust fund. To top it off, shes infuriatingly kind and decent.
As this estranged clan gathers together, and Eloise's walk down the aisle approaches, Grant Ginder brings to vivid, hilarious life the power of family, and the complicated ways we hate the ones we love the most in the most bitingly funny, slyly witty and surprisingly tender novel youll read this year.
The People We Hate at the Wedding Review
Interesting characters but not an interesting story line. It will take perseverance to finish this book, I will see it through as I am interested in how the family issues will be resolved.
The multiple points of view were well written and complicated. Dislays the complications of modern families, where second marriages create both separations and binding ties, and the mixed emotions that result.
This book was about really unhappy people and I struggled sometimes to keep going. A really 'over-the-top' story about the problems of the indulged.
This book was a great read! Great character development and very well written. I have already downloaded his other two books and now follow Grant Ginder on Twitter...read this book you will not be disappointed.