The Alphabet Sisters

The Alphabet Sisters

A Novel

Book - 2005
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The once close relationship between sisters Anna, Bett, and Carrie Quinlan has dissolved into estrangement as adults, until their grandmother, Lola, comes up with a scheme to reunite the sisters by summoning them all home to celebrate her eightieth birthday.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2005.
Edition: Ballantine Books trade pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780345479532
Branch Call Number: Fic MacIn
Characteristics: 437 p. : port. ; 21 cm.


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Aug 06, 2013

This book had a bit of a Maeve Binchey feel to it. Three sisters have not spoken for three years after a terrible row, and now are summoned home by their 80-year-old grandmother - a hoot of a woman - who is trying to get them to mend their canyon of a rift. Told by the three women, the story unfolds and you know that communication needs to happen but no one wants to be the first. Lots of hurt feelings, guilt, love, stubbornness, exasperation, and general sisters being sisters, but we get through all that. The slightly strange thing about this book is that there seem to be two stories one after the other, but still the book was a good summer read.


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