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A Family Institution

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Based on an event from the author’s life, this is a story about an unusual mid-life crisis triggered by the discovery of an aunt who was mistreated for mental illness in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Coming to terms with his own family history leads to a journey of self-discovery that tests not only current relationships, but new ones as well. This novel about secrets and revenge is told with a comic touch and will have you reading until the wee hours of the morning.

“If you liked Where We Belong (by Emily Giffin), you'll love A Family Institution."


"A frank novel of family and what binds us all through our troubles, A Family Institution is a choice pick for general fiction collections."

-Midwest Book Review

The Midwest Book Review calls Howard Reiss "an especially gifted storyteller with a knack for creating fully developed characters and original storylines that engage the readers complete attention from first page to last."

-Midwest Book Review

Readers' Favorite says Howard Reiss is skilled "at making characters seem real and lovable in the space of a few pages or paragraphs."

-Readers' Favorite (Katelyn Hensel)

A Family Institution is IndieReader approved. The "characters ring with truth."

A Family Institution was a finalist in the 2012 IndieReader Discovery Awards.

-IndieReader (Joe Del Priore)

A Family Institution
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  • $2.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Family
  • Published: Nov 19, 2011
  • Publisher: Krance Publishing
  • Seller: Shira Krance
  • Print Length: 352 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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