Will tragedy bind a husband, wife, and their kids together, or rip them apart?
The contour of a family is a fragile, fluid thing — tragedy can change its lines and curves in a heartbeat. In The Shape of Family, author Shilpi Somaya Gowda shows how sudden catastrophe can forever alter these closest of relationships.
The novel is told in alternating points of view among members of the Olander family, putting readers in the head of each character and offering a first-person look at the grief process and the struggle to maintain frail connections.
Read the rest of my review at Washington Independent Review of Books.