We Are the Brennans: A Novel
**INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**In the vein of Mary Beth Keane’s Ask Again, Yes and Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's The Nest, Tracey Lange’s We Are the Brennans explores the staying power of shame―and the redemptive power of love―in an Irish Catholic family torn apart by secrets.When twenty-nine-year-old Sunday Brennan wakes up in a Los Angeles hospital, bruised and battered after a drunk driving accident she caused, she swallows her pride and goes home to her family in New York. But it’s not easy. She deserted them all―and her high school sweetheart―five years before with little explanation, and they've got questions.Sunday is determined to rebuild her life back on the east coast, even if it does mean tiptoeing around resentful brothers and an ex-fiancé. The longer she stays, however, the more she realizes they need her just as much as she needs them. When a dangerous man from her past brings her family’s pub business to the brink of financial ruin, the only way to protect them is to upend all their secrets―secrets that have damaged the family for generations and will threaten everything they know about their lives. In the aftermath, the Brennan family is forced to confront painful mistakes―and ultimately find a way forward, together.
In Tracey Lange's compelling novel, "We Are the Brennans," readers are taken on an emotional journey through the lives of the Brennan family, a close-knit Irish-American clan grappling with personal struggles and the complexities of love, loyalty, and forgiveness.
The story begins with Patrick Brennan, a patriarch and former boxer, who is battling Alzheimer's disease. As his memory fades, his wife Eileen and their five children come together to support him and navigate the challenges of his declining health.
Each Brennan sibling brings their own unique struggles to the forefront. There's Maggie, the eldest daughter, who is dealing with the guilt of a past mistake that haunts her. Sean, the middle child and a successful doctor, is facing a moral dilemma that threatens to tear his family apart. And then there's Teddy, the youngest son, who is grappling with a secret that could change the Brennans' lives forever.
As the Brennans navigate their individual journeys, they find strength in their unbreakable bond and unwavering love for one another. They learn to forgive, to heal, and to embrace the beauty of life even amidst adversity.
"We Are the Brennans" is a story of resilience, family, and the power of forgiveness. It's a poignant and heartfelt exploration of the human condition, reminding us that even in our darkest moments, love and compassion can prevail.
With its relatable characters, heart-wrenching twists and turns, and uplifting message of hope, "We Are the Brennans" is a must-read for anyone who enjoys a compelling family drama.