Books with Family Drama

Read these and you’ll appreciate your own family more (maybe).

Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
Recommended by Mary Severson

June loses her entire family in a fire the evening before her daughter’s wedding. Readers learn about the tragedy through the viewpoints and perspectives of other characters living in the same small town.

A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

Recommended by Marni Blomquist

Reality TV + demon-possessed daughter = creepy good horror novel. Follow the Barrets, an ordinary suburban family, as they try to figure out what’s happening to older daughter Marjorie. —recommendations from librarians at the Hennepin County Library–Eden Prairie