This month on Watcha Reading Now?, they are focusing on books about family and how unique each person's is. Kerry O'Malley, one of the contributors on WRN, interviewed me. She thought The Year the Swallows Came Early should be included in the line up, since it's about how family shapes us. Here's the link to their website:
There are some wonderful books you can read about there, if you're looking for books about family.
The thing about family, to me, is that they are, all wrapped up together, and in no particular order, the people who bring me comfort, completely annoy me, make me laugh, make me cry, help me to be a better person, turn me into my worst nightmare, and bring me so much joy that I sometimes have to hold my breath and issue up a prayer of thanks right on the spot. Families are complicated, and yet, they stand behind us as we step out and try to be who we want to.