Aging parents, family caregiving, ever present guilt- not usually the stuff from which comedy is mined. But author Cathleen Schine’s brand new novel, They May Not Mean To, But They Do has managed to find humor in the real life events often borne of tragedy. Centered around the family matriarch, 86 year old recently-widowed Joy, the story involves the commonplace dilemmas of where to live, who should provide care, how to help and many of the other questions facing adult children and their aging parents. While the scenarios may sadly ring familiar for many, the New York Times review proclaimed the book “a very funny novel” and a portrayal of family “as united by its trials as by its triumphs.” Need your next summer read? Consider this.