Hello from the Gillespies

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Penguin, 2014 - Fiction - 609 pages
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…

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*I received this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review* Here is the synopsis, from Goodreads: For the past thirty-three years, Angela Gillespie has sent to friends and family around ... Read full review

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I don’t know what I was expecting when I read this book….but a book with such depth and full of amazing lessons was not it. I am delighted to say that this book surprised me, touched me and truly ... Read full review

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Monica McInerney is the award-winning, international bestselling author of ten previous novels: The House of Memories, Lola's Secret, At Home with the Templetons, Those Faraday Girls, Odd One Out, Family Baggage, The Alphabet Sisters, Spin the Bottle, Upside Down Inside Out, and A Taste for It. She grew up in Australia and has split her time between Australia and Ireland for twenty years.

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