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Reader recommendation: A Friend of the Family

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A Friend of the Family by Lauren Grodstein is a study of what happens when a well-meaning, albeit obsessive, father tries to heap all his aspirations on his uncooperative son who pushes back harder than anyone could ever imagined. You will not want to put it down.