Paperback cover for Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg published by Vintage. On the morning of her daughter’s wedding, June Reid’s house goes up in flames, destroying her entire family – her present, her past and her future. In the turbulence of grief and gossip left in June’s wake she tries to make sense of the unimaginable. Central to the novel is the idea of family. The family we are born with and the ones we create and the desire, in the face of everything, to go on living.