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“Dear Dad, I know you don’t remember me too well, but I’m sixteen now…”
A coming-of-age story reminiscent of works by Anne Tyler and Elizabeth Strout, Hello Loved Ones takes readers on an emotional journey as each of the Van Sloetens struggles to define family ties, and to answer: Is love determined by blood or by choice? And what responsibility do we have to the life we create?
“What a satisfying novel, on every level…Chapters focus on different characters in the family, giving you different perspectives on the situation they all face. Just when you think you totally agree with one character, another comes along and changes your view, sometimes subtly, sometimes turning everything on its head. There’s a realism to the whole novel and the emotions are so genuine. Quite a feat for a book that’s also such an addicting read. I heartily recommend it.” - L.P.
“I stayed up til 1:30 a.m. finishing the book, as I couldn’t put it down! I NEVER stay up that late!! I loved the story. It was such a good study of “the human condition” and made me feel so many feelings, but most of all compassion. I was amazed at how well you were able to convey the characters’ inner dialogue and how important other people’s impressions and judgments were in influencing how these folks spoke and acted.” -C.H.