Since there are currently 149 holds on the print version of Lane Moriarty’s “Big Little Lies,” bide your time with these other books about complicated family relationships:
by Christos Tsiolkas
At a festive barbecue in the Melbourne suburb a man slaps the child of another couple, triggering a court case and a variety of confrontations within the lives of the the families and friends present.
We Were the Mulvaneys
by Joyce Carol Oates
The Mulvaneys, at first a close and very lucky family, drift apart over the years, until the youngest son, Judd, discovers the secret of their downfall and sets out to help reunite the family.
You Should Have Known
by Jean Hanff Korelitz
Grace Reinhart Sachs is living the only life she ever wanted. But weeks before her first book is published a chasm opens in her own life: a violent death, a missing husband, and, in the place of a man Grace thought she knew, only an ongoing chain of terrible revelations.
The Abstinence Teacher
by Tom Perrotta
Ruth is the human sexuality teacher at the local high school. Her daughter’s soccer coach, Tom, is a former bad boy who hit rock bottom, was saved, and is now a member of the local evangelical Christian church that targets Ruth’s sex ed classes as immoral. But when controversy on the soccer field forces them to actually talk to each other, an uneasy friendship begins to develop.
Summer House with Swimming Pool
by Herman Koch
Marc and his family spend a week at an extravagant summer home on the Mediterranean with two other families. But when a violent incident disrupts the idyll, dark motivations are revealed, and suddenly no one can be trusted.