The Other Family: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 13, 2010 - Fiction - 336 pages
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When Richie Rossiter, once a famous pianist, dies unexpectedly, Chrissie knows that she must now tell the truth to their three daughters: their parents were never married. Yet there is one more shock to come when Richie’s will is read. It seems he never forgot the wife and son he left behind years ago—Margaret, who lives a quiet life of routine and work, and Scott, who never knew his famous father. Now two families are left to confront their losses and each other, and none of them will ever be the same.

Witty, intelligent, and insightful, The Other Family is a story of modern family life from one of our most beloved authors of domestic fiction.

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User Review  - LynleyS - LibraryThing

I listened to this as an audio book. The story was read by a very adept voice actor, who managed to switch up Estuary and Northern accents along with male, female, young and old alike, without seeming ... Read full review

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User Review  - timswings - LibraryThing

After the sudden dead of London based popular singer Richie Rossiter, the life of his manager and not official wife Chrissie and his nearly adult three daughters fall apart. They have to cope with the ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Joanna Trollope has been writing fiction for more than 30 years.  Some of her best known works include Daughters-in-LawThe Other Family, The Rector's Wife, A Village Affair, Other People's Children, and Marrying the Mistress.  She was awarded the OBE in the 1996 Queen's Birthday Honors List for services to literature.  She lives in England.

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