Reunion (Hardcover)

By Hannah Pittard

Grand Central Publishing, 9781455553617, 288pp.

Publication Date: October 7, 2014

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The author of the highly acclaimed The Fates Will Find Their Way returns with a novel about a far-flung family reunited for one weekend by their father's death.
Five minutes before her flight is set to take off, Kate Pulaski, failed screenwriter and newly failed wife with scarcely a hundred dollars to her name, learns that her estranged father has killed himself. More shocked than saddened by the news, she gives in to her siblings' request that she join them, along with her many half-siblings and most of her father's five former wives, in Atlanta, their birthplace, for a final farewell.
Written with huge heart and bracing wit, REUNION takes place over the following four days, as family secrets are revealed, personal foibles are exposed, and Kate-an inveterate liar looking for a way to come clean-slowly begins to acknowledge the overwhelming similarities between herself and the man she never thought she'd claim as an influence, much less a father. Hannah Pittard's "engaging and vigorous"* prose masterfully illuminates the problems that can divide modern families--and the ties that prove impossible to break. (*Chicago Tribune)

About the Author

Hannah Pittard is the author of the novels "Reunion"--a LibraryReads selection, "Chicago Tribune" Editor's Choice, "BuzzFeed" Top-5 Great Book, "People ""Magazine" Best New Book, "Bustle" Top-10 Read, "TimeOut Chicago" Must-Read, and a "Good Housekeeping" Hot New Novel--and "The Fates Will Find Their Way." Her stories have appeared in The "American Scholar," "McSweeney's," and other publications. She teaches fiction at the University of Kentucky's MFA program in creative writing.

Praise For Reunion

"With REUNION, Hannah Pittard proves herself to be an alchemist of the highest order. In this unique story about the weirdness of family, she mixes pain and humor together to make something magical. The novel's main character, Kate, is complex and difficult and untrustworthy and, most importantly, utterly winning, one of the most convincing characters I've met in a long time. REUNION slayed me."—Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang

"REUNION is sharp, funny, and moving, and on every page Hannah Pittard brilliantly captures the sweet enduring chaos of sibling love."—Jim Gavin, author of Middle Men