Unger's 'Heartbroken' is a heartbreaker
Jul 23, 2012 12:15 PM - Lisa Unger masterfully writes of the joys and frustrations of family life in her latest novel, "Heartbroken." Every summer Kate and her family visit her mother on Heart Island, which is accessible only by boat. They go out of duty, not love. Unger immerses the reader in the nuances of the frustrations and anxiety felt when obligation is the reason for a family visit. She also examines the feelings of abandonment and anger when it seems your family doesn't care.