From the Nightstand: We Had It So Good by Linda Grant

We Had It So Good by Linda Grant is a provocative and skilfully written novel about the Boomer generation in the US and UK. Those of us in that generation will find it especially riveting – and at times, embarrassingly nostalgic. Yes, we did think that … Yes, we did do that … But the narrative goes far beyond the Boomers into what was for me – and for the book group discussing the novel – its most interesting and provocative aspect: the exploration of just how little each generation knows about the generation before. Although we rarely confess it, we often secretly believe that we are far more interesting – and brighter – than our parents. We’re aghast when we discover that our own children believe the same thing. It’s only when we reach a certain age that we realize just how wrong we are. Highly recommended.


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