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The Faraday Girls
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publication date August 28, 2007
Pages 448
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780345490230
ISBN-10 0345490231
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $13.95
Summaries and Reviews
After living for extended periods while growing up with her four very different aunts while her scientist mother, a single parent, is away on research trips, an adult Maggie Faraday discovers some unexpected family history and the secrets that all of the women had been hiding after her grandfather enlists her help in preparing a special gift for all of his daughters. Reader's Guide included. Original. 50,000 first printing. description: Product Description: “Crossing the globe, from Australia to Manhattan to Dublin, McInerney’s bewitching multigenerational saga lavishly and lovingly explores the resiliency and fragility of family bonds.”–Booklist

"Vivid characterizations and sharply honed dialogue . . . McInerney brings humor and insight to issues of sibling rivalry, family secrecy, and romantic betrayal."--The Boston Globe, on The Alphabet Sisters

"A book to treasure . . . clever, amusing, and heart-warmingly touching."--Woman's Day (Australia), on Family Baggage

From internationally bestselling author Monica McInerney comes a captivating and charming new novel of family secrets, the loyalty of sisters, and the power of redemption.

As a child, Maggie Faraday grew up in a lively, unconventional household with her young mother, four very different aunts, and eccentric grandfather. With her mother often away, her aunts took turns looking after her–until, just weeks before Maggie’s sixth birthday, a shocking event changed everything.

Twenty years later, Maggie is living alone in New York City when she receives a surprise visit from her grandfather Leo, who brings a revelation and a proposition: He’s preparing a special gift for his daughters and needs Maggie’s help. When the Faradays gather from all parts of the world to celebrate Christmas in July–a longstanding tradition–Maggie uncovers unexpected family history and learns that the women she thought she knew so intimately all have something to hide.

Written in McInerney’s trademark warm, heartfelt prose, The Faraday Girls is a sweeping and affecting family saga.

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9780345490230 | details & prices | 448 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $13.95
About: Maggie Faraday was raised by her young scientist mother with the help of her four aunts, but while helping her eccentric grandfather prepare a present for Christmas in July--a family tradition--she discovers some shocking family secrets.

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