We Are the Brennans

We Are the Brennans

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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 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.

Title:We Are the Brennans
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250796226
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    We Are the Brennans Reviews

  • MarilynW

    We Are the Brennans by Tracey LangeNormally I would have been rolling my eyes at the decisions made by these flawed people. I can take only so much bad decision making, especially when the bad decisio...

  • Yun

    Wow, just when you think your family is messed up, here come the Brennans.Sunday Brennan has been living in Los Angeles for the last five years after running away from her family and her high school s...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Happy pub day to one of my favorite fictions and the story of most adorable crazy/ dysfunctional family of the year !🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀Oh my…oh my… one more time: OH MY… I think I can simply s...

  • jessica

    im super picky when it comes to family dramas but, the more i think about this one, the more impressed i am with it. usually, with 5 star ratings, i know right away. its easily to tell when a book is ...

  • Jayme

    4.5 ⭐️After 29 year old Sunday Brennan wakes up in a Los Angeles hospital following the crash of her car into a barricade she is forced to return home to her family in NY. She needs them, but unti...

  • Susan's Reviews

    Quite the interesting story: full of melodrama, deeply flawed characters, misunderstandings, betrayals and bad, bad decisions. For a debut novel, this was pretty decent. The writing was good, as was c...

  • Elyse  Walters

    Absolutely wonderful!!!!!!!It’s a novel to savor…. ha, if possible, as I found it hard to put down. LOVE LOVED LOVED it!!!!!I’ll return to a review when I can.Surprise guests just showed up - wi...

  • JanB

    1.5 stars It’s been said that no two people read the same book and that’s certainly the case here. There are many positive reviews for this book, so do please check them out. I wrote a long rant b...

  • Dorie  - Cats&Books :)

    ****HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY****Reading this novel I can tell that the author, coming from a large Irish family herself, knows the ins and outs of family dynamics. This was a very enjoyable read that tou...

  • Michael David

    Sunday Brennan wakes up in an L.A. hospital, bruised and unrecognisable, after getting into an accident while driving drunk. With no family close by, her brother, Denny, flies from NY to be by her sid...