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Hello from the Gillespies - Monica McInerney

Hello from the Gillespies

Paperback

Published: 4th November 2014
For Ages: 18+ years old
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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"

Monica McInerney

One of the stars of Australian fiction, Monica McInerney is the author of the internationally bestselling novels, A Taste for It, Upside Down Inside Out, Spin the Bottle, The Alphabet Sisters, Family Baggage, Those Faraday Girls and At Home with the Templetons. Those Faraday Girls was the winner of the General Fiction Book of the Year at the 2008 Australian Book Industry Awards. Her collection of short fiction, All Together Now, was shortlisted for the same award in 2009. At Home with the Templetons was shortlisted in the Popular Fiction category of the 2010 Irish Book Awards and in the Romantic Elements category of the 2011 Australian Romantic Book of the Year Awards. In 2006 she was the ambassador for the Australian Government initiative Books Alive, with her novella Odd One Out. Her new novel, Lola's Secret, was published in October 2011.

Monica grew up in a family of seven children in the Clare Valley of South Australia and has been living between Australia and Ireland for twenty years. She and her Irish husband currently live in Dublin.

Visit Monica McInerney's Booktopia Author Page


ISBN: 9780451466723
ISBN-10: 0451466721
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 609
Published: 4th November 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.83 x 13.97  x 4.06
Weight (kg): 0.54