Pretend We Are Lovely

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Pretend We Are Lovely
284 pages; Tin House Books
Enid is a 10-year-old who’s “never met a French fry she didn’t need with every bit of her heart.” One lazy summer, she and her sister walk on eggshells as their high-strung mom polices calories and tries to forget the family trauma she’s wrought. In magnetic prose, Reid offers up a scrumptious novel about the things we use to save our fractured relationships. (Hint: It’s usually food.)
— Taylor Lannamann