Rise and Shine

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Random House Large Print, 2006 - Fiction - 433 pages
694 Reviews
From Anna Quindlen, acclaimed author of Blessings, Black and Blue, and One True Thing, a superb novel about two sisters, the true meaning of success, and the qualities in life that matter most.

It’s an otherwise ordinary Monday when Meghan Fitzmaurice’s perfect life hits a wall. A household name as the host of Rise and Shine, the country’s highest-rated morning talk show, Meghan cuts to a commercial break–but not before she mutters two forbidden words into her open mike.

In an instant, it’s the end of an era, not only for Meghan, who is unaccustomed to dealing with adversity, but also for her younger sister, Bridget, a social worker in the Bronx who has always lived in Meghan’s long shadow. The effect of Meghan’s on-air truth telling reverberates through both their lives, affecting Meghan’s son, husband, friends, and fans, as well as Bridget’s perception of her sister, their complex childhood, and herself. What follows is a story about how, in very different ways, the Fitzmaurice women adapt, survive, and manage to bring the whole teeming world of New York to heel by dint of their smart mouths, quick wits, and the powerful connection between them that even the worst tragedy cannot shatter.
 

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Enjoyable and easy to read. - Goodreads
Good book, kind of sad ending. - Goodreads
Kind of a cool insight into sisterhood. - Goodreads
Love Anna's writing. - Goodreads
A page turner, but suffers from a lack of imagination. - Goodreads
I always enjoy Quindlen's prose. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Ruth - Goodreads

The last 20% of the book was great. Up to that point there were many interruptions to the main plot. At times I felt like I was starting a different book each time I sat down to read. Read full review

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User Review  - Yasmina Walker - Goodreads

Rise and Shine focuses on Meghan and Bridget, two sisters living in polar opposite worlds. Meghan is a popular tv morning host of a national show. Bridget is a social worker who works in one of the ... Read full review

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\ANNA QUINDLEN  is the author of five novels (Blessings, Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Rise and Shine), and six nonfiction books (Being Perfect, Loud & Clear, A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Living Out Loud, Thinking Out Loud, How Reading Changed My Life). She has also written two children's books (The Tree That Came to Stay, Happily Ever After). Her New York Times column "Public and Private" won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. Her column now appears every other week in Newsweek.

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