"I couldn't stop reading. It is phenomenal."
—Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author
“A deeply felt and thoughtful debut about a family thrown into chaos during a week that will change them all forever.”
—Jennifer E. Smith, bestselling author of The Unsinkable Greta James
"If We're Being Honest delivers my favorite kind of family story: varying levels of hilarious dysfunction, all wrapped around a core of love. I would have gladly kept turning a hundred more pages to follow these cousins."
—Mary Laura Philpott, author of Bomb Shelter: Love, Time, and Other Explosives
"Shook’s delightful and perceptive debut follows a family through an eventful week that begins with a funeral and ends with a wedding... Like a stone skipped across water, Shook flits seamlessly from one character to the next, and remarkably, all emerge as three-dimensional characters. Even with its many strands of plot, the novel never feels rushed, and Shook sprinkles some wild surprises into the goings-on. Readers will find plenty to savor."
—Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review
"In a deep-south small town in Georgia, the Williams patriarch, 82-year-old Gerry, has suddenly passed away from a heart attack. The revelations at his funeral are about to make his clan question everything they thought they knew, especially his four grandchildren, Alice, Delia, Grant, and Red. Their dynamics take center stage in this witty family drama. "
"An appealing, astutely observed debut about familial love and the secrets we keep."