Seven Days of Us

Seven Days of Us

A Novel

Book - 2017
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Penguin Putnam
A family can’t escape their secrets when they’re forced to spend the Christmas holiday in quarantine in this “sharply funny” (People) novel—an Indie Next and #1 Library Reads Pick!
 
“Witty and deeply heartfelt.”—Emily Giffin
 
“Perfect for fans of cozy Christmas films like Love Actually and The Family Stone. An emotional but ultimately uplifting holiday story.”—Kirkus Reviews

It’s Christmas, and for the first time in years the entire Birch family will be under one roof. Even Emma and Andrew’s elder daughter—who is usually off saving the world—will be joining them at Weyfield Hall, their aging country estate. But Olivia, a doctor, is only coming home because she has to. Having just returned from treating an epidemic abroad, she’s been told she must stay in quarantine for a week…and so too should her family.
 
For the next seven days, the Birches are locked down, cut off from the rest of humanity—and even decent Wi-Fi—and forced into each other’s orbits. Younger, unabashedly frivolous daughter Phoebe is fixated on her upcoming wedding, while Olivia deals with the culture shock of being immersed in first-world problems. 
 
As Andrew sequesters himself in his study writing scathing restaurant reviews and remembering his glory days as a war correspondent, Emma hides a secret that will turn the whole family upside down.   
 
In close proximity, not much can stay hidden for long, and as revelations and long-held tensions come to light, nothing is more shocking than the unexpected guest who’s about to arrive...

New York Post Required Reading
One of Elite Daily’s Books to Read This Fall
Liz & Lisa's Best Books of October
Brit + Co's Best of October Roundup
One of BookRiot’s October Must-Reads

Baker & Taylor
Looking forward to a Christmas family reunion, the Birch family is upended by the news that their physician daughter has been exposed to a virus that forces the entire family into quarantine for a week.

Baker
& Taylor

"A warm, wry, sharply observed debut novel about what happens when a family is forced to spend a week together in quarantine over the holidays... It's Christmas, and for the first time in years the entire Birch family will be under one roof. Even Emma and Andrew's elder daughter--who is usually off saving the world--will be joining them at Weyfield Hall, their aging country estate. But Olivia, a doctor, is only coming home because she has to. Having just returned from treating an epidemic abroad, she's been told she must stay in quarantine for a week...and so too should her family. For the next seven days, the Birches are locked down, cut off from the rest of humanity--and even decent Wi-FI--and forced into each other's orbits. Younger, unabashedly frivolous daughter Phoebe is fixated on her upcoming wedding, while Olivia deals with the culture shock of being immersed in first-world problems. As Andrew sequesters himself in his study writing scathing restaurant reviews and remembering his glory days as a war correspondent, Emma hides a secret that will turn the whole family upside down. In close proximity, not much can stay hidden for long, and as revelations and long-held tensions come to light, nothing is more shocking than the unexpected guest who's about to arrive..."--
Looking forward to a Christmas family reunion for the first time in years, the Birch family is upended by the news that their physician-activist daughter has been exposed to a foreign virus that forces the entire family into quarantine for a week also shaped by respective anxieties, past glory and a shocking secret. A first novel by the author of Worry With Mother.

Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2017
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780451488756
Branch Call Number: FIC HOR
Characteristics: 358 p. ;,24 cm.

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EricaReynolds
Nov 16, 2017

I really loved this book. At first it was amusing and well-written, but then I couldn’t put it down, and by the end, I wanted to move in and never leave them. Definitely one of my favorite books of the year.

jabberbooky Nov 13, 2017

Great holiday debut that is entertaining and funny!

JCLDebbieF Sep 27, 2017

A great holiday debut read!!

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jabberbooky Nov 13, 2017

Great holiday read! Entertaining and funny.

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