The Alphabet Sisters

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Penguin Group Australia, Oct 4, 2004 - Fiction - 468 pages

Sisters are always there for each other... aren't they?

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.

'Family members click and clash in this entertaining story with a poignant twist'   - Australian Women's Weekly

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User Review  - christinejoseph - LibraryThing

3 sisters, parents, grandmother— hurts, slights — all evolved well — didn't like ending when Anna dies As girls growing up in Clare Valley, Australia, Anna, Bett, and Carrie Quinlan were childhood ... Read full review

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I listened to this on my IPod and really enjoyed it. Bett has been living in the UK, Anna is married to Glen and lives in Sydney and Carrie stayed home to work with their parents in the Valley View ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

One of the stars of Australian fiction, Monica McInerney is the author of the internationally bestselling novels A Taste for It, Upside Down Inside Out, Spin the Bottle, The Alphabet Sisters, Family Baggage, Those 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.

For further information go to or connect with Monica on Facebook

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