For more than thirty years, Angela Gillespie has sent 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 poorly with retirement. Her 32-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 from them in a most unexpected manner, the Gillespies pull together and pull themselves together in wonderfully surprising ways...
With bonus extra Q & A with Monica McInerney and book club notes.
About the Author
Monica McInerney grew up in a family of seven children in the Clare Valley of South Australia, where her father was the railway stationmaster. She is the internationally best-selling author of several novels including The Alphabet Sisters, Family Baggage, Spin the Bottle, Upside Down Inside Out, A Taste for It, and Those Faraday Girls. She now lives in Dublin with her husband.
'If you need more proof what a superior storyteller this author is, here it is.' West Australian