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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publication date August 30, 2005
Pages 437
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780345479532
ISBN-10 034547953X
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The once close relationship between sisters Anna, Bett, and Carrie Quinlan has dissolved into estrangement as adults, until their grandmother, Lola, comes up with a scheme to reunite the sisters by summoning them all home to celebrate her eightieth birthday. Reader's Guide included. Original. 40,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: As girls growing up in Clare Valley, Australia, Anna, Bett, and Carrie Quinlan were childhood singing stars known as The Alphabet Sisters. The unbridled enthusiasm of their flamboyant grandmother Lola was the glue that held them together. As adults, though, the women haven’t spoken in years–ever since Bett’s fiancé deserted her to marry the younger Carrie. Now Lola is turning eighty and she is determined to reunite the girls for a blowout bash. And no one ever says no to Lola.

Bett, who fled to London after the scandal of losing her fiancé, is hesitant to face her sisters and her hometown–especially since she has yet to find another man. Sophisticated Anna, the eldest sister, isn’t too keen on the prospect either, though she’s secretly grateful for any excuse to leave her crumbling marriage behind in Sydney. And Carrie, who remained in Clare Valley, is perhaps the most apprehensive. Her marriage–the nominal cause of the sisters’ estrangement–is also on the rocks. Was she wrong to have followed her heart and run off with Bett’s fiancé?

When Lola shares her special request, that the girls stage a musical she has written, their short visit becomes a much longer commitment. As they are forced to spend more time together, the sisters must confront the pain that lingers between them. Preconceptions and misunderstandings are slowly put aside and the three find themselves gradually, irresistibly enveloping one another once again–until an unexpected turn of events changes everything in ways none of them could have ever imagined. . . .

Layering the lighthearted antics of small-town life with a heartbreaking story of loyalty lost and found, The Alphabet Sisters is an unforgettable story of two generations of women who learn that being true to themselves means being true to one another.

Editions
Paperback
Book cover for 9780330452717 Book cover for 9780345479532 Book cover for 9781447295365
 
from Pan Macmillan (May 21, 2015)
9781447295365 | details & prices | 480 pages | List price $25.35
from Pan Macmillan (April 4, 2008)
9780330452717 | details & prices | 400 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.72 lbs | List price $13.60
The price comparison is for this edition
from Ballantine Books (August 30, 2005)
9780345479532 | details & prices | 437 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $14.95
About: The once close relationship between sisters Anna, Bett, and Carrie Quinlan has dissolved into estrangement as adults, until their grandmother, Lola, comes up with a scheme to reunite the sisters by summoning them all home to celebrate her eightieth birthday.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781743108154 Book cover for 9781743110225 Book cover for 9781921415630
 
With Catherine Milte (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Bolinda Audio (March 26, 2012)
9781743108154 | details & prices | 6.75 × 5.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $24.99
About: Anna, Bett and Carrie Quinlan were childhood singing stars, The Alphabet Sisters.
With Catherine Milte (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Bolinda Audio (March 26, 2012)
9781743110225 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $14.99
About: Anna, Bett, and Carrie Quinlan were childhood singing stars, The Alphabet Sisters.
With Catherine Milte (other contributor) | from Bolinda Audio (July 30, 2008)
9781921415630 | details & prices | List price $113.95
About: Anna, Bett and Carrie Quinlan were childhood singing stars, The Alphabet Sisters.

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