G.P. Putnam's Sons Any Other Family: A novel
G.P. Putnam's Sons Any Other Family: A novel

Any Other Family: A novel

By Eleanor Brown


Publication Date: July 12, 2022

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Weird Sisters returns with a striking and intimate new novel about three very different women facing an impossible question: What makes a family?

Though they look like any other family, they aren’t one—not quite. They are three sets of parents who find themselves intertwined after adopting four biological siblings, having committed to keeping the children as connected as possible.

At the heart of the family, the adoptive mothers grapple to define themselves and their new roles. Tabitha, who adopted the twins, crowns herself planner of the group, responsible for coordinating playdates and holidays, determined to create a perfect happy family. Quiet and steady Ginger, single mother to the eldest daughter, is wary of the way these complicated not-quite-family relationships test her boundaries. And Elizabeth is terrified that her unhappiness after adopting a newborn means she was not meant to be a mother at all.

Pushed into uncomfortably close quarters on their first family vacation, when they receive a call from their children’s birth mother announcing she is pregnant again, the delicate bonds the women are struggling to form threaten to collapse.

Deeply empathetic and shrewdly observed, Any Other Family opens a conversation about modern adoption, the rules of family, and what it means to be a good parent.

Story Locale: Aspen, CO

About the Author

Eleanor Brown is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Weird Sisters and The Light of Paris, and the editor of the anthology A Paris All Your Own. An adoptive mother herself, Eleanor lives with her family in Colorado. 

Author Residence: Highlands Ranch, CO

Format: Hardcover

Length: 368 pages

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons

Publication Date: July 12, 2022

ISBN: 9780593328545

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