Acquired via BookCrossing 12 Nov 2010 – donated to the University BookCrossing Zone

Excellent portrayal of a crisis- ridden family trying to maintain the illusion of normality and success. It opens at Leo’s wedding and follows his and Frances’ bids for freedom, their mother’s attempt to maintain her position and their father’s secret life as he prepares for a momentous occasion. The fact that the family is Jewish adds an interesting dimension and gives the plot events to hang on. It’s very well done, funny and clever. I’ve read another book by this author and will look out for her others.