As the holidays approach and family gatherings are likely, readers looking for solidarity in the ups and downs of family dynamics will find much to love in Always the Last to Know by Kristan Higgins. Her latest novel follows the story of a mother and two daughters, who face the revelation of family secrets when their husband and father, respectively, suffers a stroke.
Higgins’s trademark blend of humor and heart is on excellent display in this very readable novel that doesn’t shy away from the complications of a flawed family while leaving readers with a smile or tears, or perhaps both, upon turning the last page.
Raela Schoenherr is an editor at a Minnesota publishing company. She loves discussing books and writing on Twitter at @raelaschoenherr.