6 Must-Reads: Fiction & Family Drama

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Oh, families. Ever feel like yours has more drama than anyone else you know? Take heart – these binge-able, buzzy books just might make you feel a bit better!


THE TROPHY CHILD (Doubleday Canada) by Paula Daly

How far will a parent go to achieve the perfect child? That’s the theme of Paula Daly’s latest psychological thriller about children who revolt against their “tiger mother” and her relentless efforts to forge a flawless family. A story about ambition and murder, motherly love and suburban striving that goes horribly wrong.



Bestselling author Lisa See is back with this lyrical story set in rural China, in a remote Yunnan tea farming village. The book explores the bonds between a young woman from the Akha ethnic minority and the daughter she is forced to give up for adoption.

HIMSELF (Atria Books) by Jess Kidd

A murder mystery with a touch of the supernatural, Himself tells the story of a Dublin charmer named Mahony who discovers foul play may have led to his mother’s disappearance when he was only an infant. His pursuit for the truth is aided and abetted by a quirky cast of characters from his small rural village – including some from beyond the grave.


THE WIDE CIRCUMFERENCE OF LOVE (Thomas Allen & Son) by Marita Golden

From award-winning author Marita Golden comes this heartrending, and ultimately redeeming, story of a family dealing with the devastating affects of early onset Alzheimer’s disease.


A TRIAL IN VENICE (Doubleday Canada) by Roberta Rich

In the conclusion to Canadian author Roberta Rich’s bestselling 16th century trilogy, Hannah returns from Constantinople to her home in Venice, only to have her son kidnapped and her own life put in danger. This rollicking tale of family love, blackmail and murder can also be read as a stand-alone.

THE CHANGE ROOM (Random House) by Karen Connelly

Happily married, great career, mother of two. What more could a woman want? In her juicy new novel, Governor General Award-winning author Karen Connelly takes a frank look at marriage, motherhood and sexuality.

Release date: April 11, 2017


What’s on your reading list? Let us know in the comments!