At least to Louise in the UK. Having read an advanced copy, she gave Rooted four stars on Goodreads and had this to say:
This is a bit of a family reunion you don’t want to miss. Though the head of the family, Grover, isn’t even admitting half the people are his family. Going from seedy punk New York, (and bringing a bit of it with them ) to the not so quiet country down South, there’s a lot going on in this book. There are constantly revelations about who did what and why. Enjoyable, slightly mad, sometimes touching, with lots of family history, it’s exactly what you expect a get together with relatives to be.
While I do not personally know Louise, I feel she has very keen literary instincts and is to be trusted in all things bookish. So go ahead and pre-order your Rooted ebook on Amazon or pre-order your paperback from Barnes and Noble.
Like Louise says, this is one family reunion you won’t want to miss.
Which makes me ask, what was one of the more memorable family reunions you attended? Mine would be a recent one, a beloved aunt’s funeral. As hard as it was to see her go, being with family helped ease the loss. There were plenty of laughs to go along with the tears, something my sharp-witted aunt would appreciate.
When it comes to family reunions, what sticks in your mind?