A Novel


By Hannah Pittard

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The author of the highly acclaimed The Fates Will Find Their Way returns with a novel about a far-flung family reunited for one weekend by their father’s death.

Five minutes before her flight is set to take off, Kate Pulaski, failed screenwriter and newly failed wife with scarcely a hundred dollars to her name, learns that her estranged father has killed himself. More shocked than saddened by the news, she gives in to her siblings’ request that she join them, along with her many half-siblings and most of her father’s five former wives, in Atlanta, their birthplace, for a final farewell.

Written with huge heart and bracing wit, Reunion takes place over the following four days, as family secrets are revealed, personal foibles are exposed, and Kate — an inveterate liar looking for a way to come clean-slowly begins to acknowledge the overwhelming similarities between herself and the man she never thought she’d claim as an influence, much less a father. Hannah Pittard’s “engaging and vigorous” prose masterfully illuminates the problems that can divide modern families–and the ties that prove impossible to break. (Chicago Tribune)


  • "Emotionally astute. . . When this family of sorts gathers in Atlanta for the funeral, there is tension, pain, comedy, and finally, some healing and resolution. Kate is a winning narrator, whose insights into herself and her family keep the pages turning."
    Publishers Weekly
  • "[Reunion] takes a warm and witty look at an unusual dysfunctional family and extols the lasting bonds between siblings. Truly engaging."
  • "A nuanced and intriguing study of family and love, money and debt, failure and success, starring one of the most likeable flawed narrators to come along in some time."
    Emily St. John Mandel, The Millions
  • "Reunion is uproarious, tender, and riveting, a book about the possibility of family and the value of hope. By the time I finished it I felt like a part of the Pulaski family; I didn't want it to end. Beautifully and hilariously told, it made me fall in love with Hannah Pittard's writing."
    Anton DiSclafani, author of The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls
  • "With REUNION, Hannah Pittard proves herself to be an alchemist of the highest order. In this unique story about the weirdness of family, she mixes pain and humor together to make something magical. The novel's main character, Kate, is complex and difficult and untrustworthy and, most importantly, utterly winning, one of the most convincing characters I've met in a long time. REUNION slayed me."
    Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang
  • "REUNION is sharp, funny, and moving, and on every page Hannah Pittard brilliantly captures the sweet enduring chaos of sibling love."
    Jim Gavin, author of Middle Men

On Sale
Oct 7, 2014
Page Count
288 pages

Hannah Pittard

About the Author

Hannah Pittard is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Reunion and The Fates Will Find Their Way. Her stories have appeared in the American Scholar and McSweeney’s, among other publications. A consulting editor for Narrative magazine, she is a recipient of the 2006 Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship. She is also the author of Listen to Me.

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