THE PERFECT READ FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON
It's time for the annual holiday letter from the Gillespie family....
New from the author of The House of Memories
For the past thirty-three years, Angela Gillespie has sent to friends and family around the world an end-of-the-year letter titled "Hello from the Gillespies." It's always been cheery and full of good news. This year, Angela surprises herself-she tells the truth....
The Gillespies are far from the perfect family that Angela has made them out to be. Her husband is coping badly with retirement. Her thirty-two-year-old twins are having career meltdowns. Her third daughter, badly in debt, can't stop crying. And her ten-year-old son spends more time talking to his imaginary friend than to real ones.
Without Angela, the family would fall apart. But when Angela is taken away from them in a most unexpected manner, the Gillespies pull together-and pull themselves together-in wonderfully surprising ways
READERS GUIDE INCLUDED
"Travel and family often provoke enough anxiety, each on their own; combined, they can drive you over the edge. Monica McInerney's laugh-inducing--and refreshingly honest--novel is the perfect antidote to both."--Oprah.com "In this perfect book-club read, a confessional letter (think: an affair exposed, kid problems) accidentally gets emailed to a woman's entire contact list."--Redbook "Witty novel...You'll laugh, cringe and be so happy this wasn't you."--Self "Readers who enjoy multicharacter, drama-laden family stories like those of Susan Wiggs or Maeve Binchy will find this episodic tale engaging."--Library Journal "With deeply developed characters who capture the heart, a plot that knows just when to twist and a cathartic marriage between the two protagonists, McInerney's novel is worth every page."--RT Book Reviews
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 609
Published: 4th November 2014
Publisher: New American Library
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 14.0 x 4.1
Weight (kg): 0.54