A Nearly Normal Family: A Novel

byM.t. Edvardsson, M. T. EdvardssonTranslated byRachel Willson-broyles

June 25, 2019|
A Nearly Normal Family: A Novel by M.t. Edvardsson
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"...A compulsively readable tour de force." —The Wall Street Journal

New York Times Book Review
recommends M.T. Edvardsson’s A Nearly Normal Family and lauds it as a “page-turner” that forces the reader to confront “the compromises we make with ourselves to be the people we believe our beloveds expect.” (NYTimes Book Review Summer Reading Issue)


M.T. Edvardsson’s A Nearly Normal Family is a gripping legal thriller that forces the reader to consider: How far would you go to protect the ones you love? In this twisted narrative of love and murder, a horrific crime makes a seemingly normal family question everything they thought they knew about their life—and one another.

Eighteen-year-old Stella Sandell stands accused of the brutal murder of a man almost fifteen years her senior. She is an ordinary teenager from an upstanding local family. What reason could she have to know a shady businessman, let alone to kill him?

Stella’s father, a pastor, and mother, a criminal defense attorney, find their moral compasses tested as they defend their daughter, while struggling to understand why she is a suspect. Told in an unusual three-part structure, A Nearly Normal Family asks the questions: How well do you know your own children? How far would you go to protect them?

Heather's Review

I was pulled into the story from the very first paragraph—that is truly my kind of book. And from that first paragraph, I literally could not put the book down. In fact, I read the entire book in one sitting on a rainy Saturday. I found the characters well drawn, the pace of the book just pulls you along, and I felt compelled by the...

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M. T. Edvardsson is an author and teacher from Trelleborg, Sweden. He is the author of multiple novels. A Nearly Normal Family is his first published in the United States. He lives with his family in Löddeköpinge, Sweden.
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Title:A Nearly Normal Family: A Novel
Format:Hardcover
Dimensions:400 pages
Published:June 25, 2019
Publisher:Celadon Books
Language:English
ISBN - 13:9781250204431

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