The Best of Families (Paperback)
Connelly Press, 9780979741562, 238pp.
Publication Date: May 9, 2016
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The Best of Families is the 2017 IndieReader Discovery Award winner for popular fiction. This captivating and redemptive novel is the revelatory midlife memoir of a Philadelphia socialite, Francis Hopkinson Delafield. Uncomfortable with the mores of one of the city's oldest families, Fran begins his story the summer after he graduates from prep school when he dutifully marries his pregnant French Canadian girlfriend only to have her disappear within months of their marriage. Disillusioned and angry at the whole world, Fran quits college and enlists in the army. He is badly wounded in a war that no one seems to know or care about, and upon returning home from Vietnam, he is confronted with navigating the roiled waters of a second marriage while both his parents and his wives hold secrets that alter his life forever.