Echoes of Family, Reviews


“Marianne, the feisty protagonist in Echoes of Family, loses her mooring when an accident triggers memories of her troubled past. Lost and broken—and grappling with the demons of bipolar disorder—she has to find a way to lay that past to rest to embrace her future. As the people who love her struggle to put her back together, Marianne knows it’s her own strength and courage she needs to rely on. Marianne and her family are typical of the noble yet flawed people Claypole White is so skilled at creating.”
Diane Chamberlain, USA Today bestselling author of Pretending to Dance

“Echoes of Family is a masterfully written novel that is both difficult to put down, and difficult to forget after the final page. In this powerful novel, Claypole White weaves that narrative that draws the reader into a personal relationship with the characters and has you rooting for them, in spite of their many flaws. This book kept my attention until all secrets were revealed in its dramatic conclusion. I look forward to many more from Claypole White.”
Sally Hepworth, bestselling author of The Things We Keep

“Barbara Claypole White has done it again—created a quirky cast of characters and then taken us along as they go on a journey through madness and out the other side. Music, England, love, loss and nature all collide in this beautiful exploration of how the echoes of our past can sometimes drown out the present. Matthew Quick fans will feel right at home.”
Catherine McKenzie, bestselling author of Spin and Hidden

“Echoes of Family is emotional storytelling at its best, crafted, as always, with Barbara Claypole White’s signature wit and charm. Filled with riveting characters and the poignant unraveling of long buried secrets, White’s latest is both lovely and gritty, heartrending and heartwarming; a story about tragedy, resilience, and the one thing that ultimately holds us all together—family.”
Barbara Davis, author of Summer at Hideaway Key and Love, Alice

“An extraordinary novel about one woman’s journey coping with mental illness. With poignancy and humor, Echoes of Family tells the story of a family’s struggle when a beloved wife and mother slowly unravels as she faces the demons of her past to forge a road to her future. Complex characters, hope, redemption and the never-ending power of love are at the heart of this must-read novel. A perfect choice for book clubs.”
Sejal Badani, bestselling author of Trail of Broken Wings

“In Echoes of Family, White weaves an intricate page-turning story full of human failings and triumphs that has the reader rooting for all the characters. The terrible affliction of bipolar disorder, and the effects it has on sufferers and those around them, is treated with compassion and deep respect for the daily struggle to live a normal life. One for lovers of contemporary fiction.”

“White (The In-Between Hour, 2014) writes with zest, and her sensitive treatment of bipolar disorder will keep readers engaged.”

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