Hello Beautiful

Released last month and chosen as an Oprah pick, Hello Beautiful describes the four Padavano sisters growing up as a close-knit family in Chicago. The oldest sister meets William Waters at college, (spoiler here) the man who will marry 2 of the sisters. Reflecting the Little Women theme, we anticipate that one sister will perish before the book ends. Spanning about 30 years, we watch as the sisters each make a life for themselves mostly against the approval of their mother. William is the solitary, sad, 6 foot 7 inch man who is welcomed into the family. Told in the voices of various characters, we understand how each decides to move forward and then finally circle back around to their origins. Recommended.

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