BUSHNELL ON BOOKS: 'Landslide' and 'A Backyard Book of Spiders in Maine'

BUSHNELL ON BOOKS: 'Landslide' and 'A Backyard Book of Spiders in Maine'

Anyone who has ever raised teenage boys knows well that “having teenagers is like having a bowling alley in your head.” Mom Jill Archer is raising two moody, snarky, hormonal, back-talking teenage boys, and if that weren’t challenge enough, now she’s questioning the strength of her marriage. “Landslide” is Portland author Susan Conley’s fourth novel, a powerful portrayal of modern parenting, marriage and family unity that cleverly reveals just how difficult these things can be in this age of social media addiction, teen peer pressure and economic uncertainty. She also wrote the outstanding memoir “The Foremost Good Fortune” in 2012. …
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