This one's been keeping me up at night. For the record, I was going to use the word "devastating" (along with immensely humorous) even before I read Doerr's blurb. Please don't miss it.
*Thanks to Brookerz, who gave me a pre-pub copy.
“This is a triumphant, beautiful, and devastating novel about
coincidences, family, and the sins of our fathers.” Anthony Doerr, New York Times bestselling author of All The Light We Cannot See
Judith Claire Mitchell, author of the novel The Last Day of the War,
is an English professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where
she directs the MFA program in creative writing. A graduate of the Iowa
Writers' Workshop, Judy has received fellowships from the James A.
Michener/Copernicus Society, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative
Writing, the Wisconsin Arts Board, and elsewhere. She lives in Madison,
Wisconsin, with her husband, the artist Don Friedlich.