Read Date: April 15, 2018
The story of a dysfunctional family’s reunion after the passing of the patriarch, D’Agostino’s The Antiques is pleasantly entertaining. In form true to typical sibling interactions and livelihoods, each character exemplifies a vastly different archetype from the next. The development of the Westfall family as individuals and as a cohort is sharply and expertly developed, complete with references to their pasts and allusions to their futures. This quick read is perfect for fans of Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s The Nest or Ann Patchett’s Commonwealth.