November 2018 Book of the Month: Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners by Gretchen Anthony

Fall is now in full swing and the holiday season is almost here. Cozy winter nights with loved ones can be one of the best parts of this time of year…but it can also make you a little bit crazy. If you’re both looking for and dreading the big family gathering this holiday season, this book is for you! Keep reading to discover more about Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners by Gretchen Anthony.

About the book

Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners by Gretchen AnthonyDearest loved ones, far and near—evergreen tidings from the Baumgartners!

Violet Baumgartner has opened her annual holiday letter the same way for the past three decades. And this year she’s going to throw her husband, Ed, a truly perfect retirement party, one worthy of memorializing in her upcoming letter. But the event becomes a disaster when, in front of two hundred guests, Violet learns her daughter Cerise has been keeping a shocking secret from her, shattering Violet’s carefully constructed world.

In an epic battle of wills, Violet goes to increasing lengths to wrest back control of her family, infuriating Cerise and snaring their family and friends in a very un-Midwestern, un-Baumgartner gyre of dramatics. And there will be no explaining away the consequences in this year’s Baumgartner holiday letter…

Full of humor, emotion and surprises at every turn, Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners brings to life a remarkable cast of quirky, deeply human characters who must learn to adapt to the unconventional, or else risk losing one another. This is the story of a family falling to pieces—and the unexpected way they put it all back together.

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Reviews

Names one of the Best Books of Fall 2018 Selection by PopSugar. Click here to read the full article.

“Stunning… An intricately satisfying story about love and understanding that is full of both nostalgia and surprising optimism.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A propulsive and endearing debut.” —J. Ryan Stradal, New York Timesbestselling author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest

 

 

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