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Todd Alexander writes in a light and confident way about a regular family and the secrets they hold. He writes about accepting one's parents as people with flaws rather than clinging to the childhood ideal that they can do no wrong
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Maggie Apperton is a woman with time on her hands. She's 62 and retired. Her children, have grown up and moved away, and her husband Marcus spends most of his time running the family business. Fighting boredom and loneliness, Maggie starts a lunch club that meets once a month. To the other women in the club, her family looks functional enough-Isabel writes to her parents from her home in Paris, Patrick visits regularly to play with the family dog, and Marcus has built a company that provides the money to do whatever he and Maggie would like. But in this family there are things that are never discussed.… (more)

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