"It is rare that a contemporary novel offers the heart-shattering wisdom of Thicker Than Blood. In its portrayals of the always-shifting 'American identity,' it offers readers insight into how we have perceived the 'American dream' during the past three generations. Jan English Leary's novel masterfully unfolds the stories of unforgettable characters at the moments when they are making and losing and returning to and abandoning all their first assumptions of home and of family." — Kevin McIlvoy, author of 57 Octaves Below Middle C, The Complete History of New Mexico, Hyssop, Little Peg, and The Fifth Station
Thicker Than Blood