QUIRKY FAMILIES IN FICTION

We don't know about anyone else, but we've always wanted to be a part of the Addams family. Or the Munsters. Or the Tenenbaums. Any of those delightfully odd family units that intrigue and mystify the populace at large. And if we can get them on the printed page, all the better.
  1. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender. #tastesensation
  2. Geek Love by Katherine Dunn. #circusfreaks
  3. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Jay Fowler. #therapistskidshaveitrough
  4. You Can't Take It With You by Moss Hart. #fireworks #dancing #lovelife
  5. Life Among the Savages by Shirley Jackson. #nonfiction #stuckinbfe
  6. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson. #poison #bewaresmalltowns
  7. Swamplandia! By Karen Russell. #alligatorwrestlers #needIsaymore?
  8. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger. #OGhipsters
  9. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. #moderndaybronte
  10. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. #bildungsroman
  11. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton. #magicalrealism #familysaga
  12. The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson. #performanceartistsmakeweirdparents