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The Sunshine Sisters by Jane Green June 2017 Hardcover
What a dysfunctional family, but that is what made the book a great read. A mother, an aging famous actress who managed to alienate each of her daughters while they were growing up, is now dying and has brought her three daughters home in the hope of pulling the family back together. A wonderful summer read as dysfunction turns to love and understanding.
— From Staff Picks- Della
The New York Times bestselling author of Falling presents a warm, wise, and wonderfully vivid novel about a mother who asks her three estranged daughters to come home to help her end her life.
Ronni Sunshine left London for Hollywood to become a beautiful, charismatic star of the silver screen. But at home, she was a narcissistic, disinterested mother who alienated her three daughters.
As soon as possible, tomboy Nell fled her mother’s overbearing presence to work on a farm and find her own way in the world as a single mother. The target of her mother’s criticism, Meredith never felt good enough, thin enough, pretty enough. Her life took her to London—and into the arms of a man whom she may not even love. And Lizzy, the youngest, more like Ronni than any of them, seemed to have it easy, using her drive and ambition to build a culinary career to rival her mother’s fame, while her marriage crumbled around her.
But now the Sunshine sisters are together again, called home by Ronni, who has learned that she has a serious disease and needs her daughters to fulfill her final wishes. And though Nell, Meredith, and Lizzy have never been close, their mother’s illness draws them together to confront the old jealousies and secret fears that have threatened to tear these sisters apart. As they face the loss of their mother, they will discover if blood might be thicker than water after all...
About the Author
A former journalist in the UK and a graduate of the International Culinary Center in New York, Jane Green has written many novels (including Jemima J, The Beach House, and, most recently, Falling), most of which have been New York Times bestsellers, and one cookbook, Good Taste. Her novels are published in more than twenty-five languages, and she has over ten million books in print worldwide. She lives in Westport, Connecticut, with her husband and a small army of children and animals.
Praise for The Sunshine Sisters
“A plum of a novel: juicy, ripe and bursting with sticky situations. I savored every page.”—Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author of The Identicals
“A warm, satisfying tale about the love that binds even the most dysfunctional of families.”—People
“With clear prose and a straightforward plot, Green spins a breezy story.”—The Washington Post
“Green...presents readers with another warm and winning family tale.”—Booklist (Review of the Day)
“All women will recognize something of themselves in one of the Sunshine sisters. Jane Green's best yet. I raced through this.”—Jojo Moyes, New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You and Paris for One and Other Stories
“No one understands complicated families like Jane Green. In The Sunshine Sisters, she uses her trademark warmth and wit to bring us a deeply engaging story of parents, siblings, and lovers alike. She is the undisputed queen of the beach read.”—Emma Straub, New York Times bestselling author of Modern Lovers
“An absolutely fabulous read...A superbly entertaining story about sisters that will make you laugh and cry, of course, but also ponder a dead-serious issue of what to do about mom. It’s perfect for book clubs. I adored it!”—Dorothea Benton Frank, New York Times bestselling author of Same Beach, Next Year
“The Sunshine Sisters glitters...Intuitive and wise, this is Jane Green at her masterful best. You will love this story and share with your sister or your best friend, or both. I know I did.”—Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of All the Stars in the Heavens
“Whether you have a sister or not, The Sunshine Sisters is my definition of the perfect beach read.”—Lauren Weisberger, New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada
“Shocking and dramatic, but always heartfelt and genuine in its multilayered portrayal of betrayal, redemption, and healing. Jane Green’s writing is impossible to resist.”—Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author of Family Tree
“The Sunshine Sisters is a poignant story of love, loss, and the power of forgiveness.”—Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, authors of The Good Widow
“Of all Jane Green’s wonderful books, this is my clear favorite. Utterly compelling, relatable, and page-turning, it is a triumph.”—Sarah Pekkanen, international bestselling author of The Perfect Neighbors
“Jane Green always takes us through the complexities of personal problems and family turmoil with writing that is as delicious as the food her characters enjoy. The Sunshine Sisters is a brilliant book, her best book, warm, wise, and delightful.”—Nancy Thayer, New York Times bestselling author of Secrets in Summer