Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
A family: Dad, Mom, three kids. The family life is strained; the kids grow. The kids as adults are not really close but stay connected. They also maintain their old rivalries. In other words, it's a somewhat typical family, but at the same time they are atypical to the point of being dysfunctional. It is overall sad but also has glimpses of uplifting moments and expressions of love. The writing is great. Characters are very well developed. I really like Anne Tyler but hadn't read anything by her in several years. Glad I read this one.