Family of Origin

Family of Origin

When Nolan Grey receives news that his father, a once-prominent biologist, has drowned off Leap's Island, he calls on Elsa, his estranged, older half-sister, to help pick up the pieces. This, despite the fact that it was he and Elsa who broke the family in the first place. The Greys have been avoiding each other for a dozen years. Elsa and Nolan travel to their father's...

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Title:Family of Origin
Author:C.J. Hauser
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Edition Language:English

Family of Origin Reviews

  • James Beggarly
    Marvelous book about an estranged brother and sister who travel together to an island of odd scientists who feel that they’ve discovered the reverse of evolution with a non-waterproof species of duck. The siblings are going to the island because after living there for the past two years, their ...
  • Tyler Goodson
    Half-siblings Nolan and Elsa go to the Gulf-coast island where their father died, and where lives a group of scientists who believe evolution is going backward. And that's just the set-up. What follows is a perfectly, wondrously weird novel that never misses an emotional beat, one that handles its b...
  • Jessica Sullivan
    “The Greys were scientific about their misery.”This book checked all the boxes for me: weird family dynamics, intellectually stimulating subject matter, strange and thoughtful insights on everything from millennial culture to human evolution.Following the death of their father, Ian, estran...
  • Sheri
    A funny and emotionally rich story of family, healing, and secrets. Compassionate. A good warm read.Thank you to C.J. Hauser, Doubleday and Goodreads. I received this book in a Goodreads Giveaway and this is my honest review....
  • Paltia
    C.J. Hauser practically takes you by the hand, offers you a comfortable seat and sits beside you to tell this story. Written with an intimacy and style that made me feel right at home. By the book’s end I felt as if I’d spent time with the characters rather than read words about them. Two ...
  • Charlie Smith
    How could you NOT love a novel in which you find this sentence: The past is no reason not to have sandwiches.Am I right?Family of Origin, by CJ Hauser, is about love and its evolution and extinction, its adaptation to its environment and the challenges with which it is faced.Elsa Grey, and her young...
  • Lolly K Dandeneau
    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/'Elsa and Nolan Grey might have been happier if they could be forgetful, or dead, but they were not. The Greys remembered everything. They were fondlers of old grudges and conjurers of childhood Band-Aid smells. They were rescripters of ancient figh...
  • Fatma
    DNF at 45%apparently it's too much to ask for a nice brother-sister bonding story that doesnt involve incest...

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