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The sunshine sisters

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2017
"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"-- Provided by publisher.

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Genre: Domestic fiction.

ISBN:

  • 9780399583315 (hardcover)
  • 9780399583315
  • 0399583319

Edition: First edition.

Description: x, 371 pages ; 24 cm

LCCN: 2017002238

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Kinsella, Sophie — Sophie Kinsella, like Jane Green, is a popular British author who specializes in Chick Lit. Both Kinsella and Green have a warm and engaging style of writing, and their books feature less-than-perfect characters who experience personal growth as they navigate work, life, and love. -- Gillian Speace
Bushnell, Candace — Jane Green and Candace Bushnell write witty and exciting chick lit about female friendship, romantic entanglements, and careers in big cities. -- Rebecca Sigmon
Picoult, Jodi, 1966- — These authors write domestic fiction centered on the issues their characters face, following their decision-making process to the final result. The introspective quality appeals to readers interested in current events who like to read about the "story behind the story." -- Lynne Welch
Colwin, Laurie, 1944-1992 — Women's lives and relationships are at the center of these witty authors' funny and moving mainstream fiction. Whether delving into adultery, self-image, marriage, motherhood, or relationships, flawed yet appealing characters navigate sometimes-turbulent waters in search of happiness and fulfillment. Both authors write novels; Laurie Colwin also pens short stories. -- Melissa Gray
Giffin, Emily — Jane Green and Emily Giffin write heartwarming chick lit with believable characters. Their stories handle serious matters, but the quirky nature of the characters brings a lighthearted element. By relying on friends and family, the characters find happiness and love. -- Rebecca Sigmon
Hood, Ann, 1956- — These authors write domestic fiction centered around issues close to a woman's heart: infidelity, infertility, the challenges of parenting, etc. Their characters are engaging but flawed, and many readers will identify with their efforts to resolve the problems they face. -- Lynne Welch
Fielding, Helen, 1958- — Readers who like chick lit with quirky, engaging young women with likable flaws may enjoy books by Jane Green and Helen Fielding. -- Rebecca Sigmon
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Berry, Venise T. — These authors' works are Conversational and Character-driven, and they share: the genres 'Women's lives and relationships' and 'Chick lit' and the subject 'Men/women relations'.
Valdes, Alisa — These authors' works are Upbeat, Funny, and Character-driven, and they share: the genres 'Women's lives and relationships' and 'Chick lit' and the subjects 'Men/women relations' and 'Friendship'.
Center, Katherine — These authors' works are Funny, Heartwarming, and Conversational, and they share: the genres 'Women's lives and relationships' and 'Chick lit' and the subject 'Men/women relations'.
Banerjee, Anjali — These authors' works are Upbeat and Character-driven, and they share: the genres 'Women's lives and relationships' and 'Chick lit' and the subject 'Men/women relations'.

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