The Alphabet Sisters

Publisher details

The Alphabet Sisters
Author
Monica McInerney
Publisher
Penguin
Genre
Fiction
Released
04 October, 2004

Synopsis

Anna, Bett and Carrie were childhood singing stars - the Alphabet Sisters. As adults they haven't spoken for years. Not since Bett's fiancé left her for another sister ...Now Lola, their larger-than-life grandmother, summons them home for a birthday extravaganza and a surprise announcement. But just as the rifts begin to close, the Alphabet Sisters face a test none of them ever imagined.An unforgettable story of three women who learn that being true to themselves means being true to each other.
'This book took my breath away. I fell in love with Lola, who’s one of the best characters I’ve been blessed to meet in years. And I cried like I haven’t cried over a book in years, too, so be forewarned. You’ll embrace these sisters and their fragmented families. Ms McInerney tosses every emotion into her story and then stirs the pot with characters, gifted plotting and an elegant writing style. The end result is a classic story that should be your first read this summer.’ FreshFiction.com
'If you haven’t heard of Monica McInerney, you’re about to.’ New York Post
‘A gentle and life-affirming story. We come away feeling better about the world and, maybe, just a little more tender towards those close to us.’ Sydney Morning Herald
‘You’ll be laughing out loud one minute and crying the next.’ Cosmopolitan‘A wonderful read for girls who have sisters, and those who wish they had.’ She
Monica McInerney
About the author

Monica McInerney

One of the stars of Australian fiction, Monica McInerney is the author of the internationally bestselling novels A Taste for ItUpside Down Inside OutSpin the BottleThe Alphabet SistersFamily BaggageThose Faraday Girls, At Home with the Templetons, Lola's Secret, The House of Memories and a short story collection, All Together Now.Those Faraday Girls was the winner of the General Fiction Book of the Year prize at the 2008 Australian Book Industry Awards. In 2006 Monica was the ambassador for the Australian Government initiative Books Alive, with her novella Odd One Out.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.

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