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Family Pictures: A Novel Hardcover – March 19, 2013
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Two women with even more in common than troubled daughters anchor Green’s latest offering. Widowed in her twenties, Sylvie Haydn raised her daughter, Eve, on her own until handsome businessman Mark Hathaway walked into her life and swept her off her feet. Mark becomes not only an adoring husband to Sylvie but also a doting father to Eve. For Sylvie, his only flaw is how often he travels for business, leading her to worry that he might be having an affair. When Eve travels to New York with a friend for a college visit, she discovers Mark’s secret is even more startling: he has another family. The revelation of Mark’s perfidy shakes not only Sylvie and Eve to the core but also his other family—wife Maggie, an unhappy socialite, and their three children. Readers might wish Green had focused a little less on the buildup to the less-than-shocking reveal and more on the aftermath and the unexpected bonds formed in the wake of the dissolution of two families. Nonetheless, it’s still an absorbing read with a gratifying conclusion. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Best-selling Green’s latest will be launched with a 150,000-print run, author appearances, and a multimedia national publicity blitz. --Kristine Huntley
“Riddled with coincidences and unlikely secrets, Green's latest still manages to explore complex family dynamics with warmth.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“This gripping story is ultimately one of redemption. Green's many fans won't be disappointed, and this would be an excellent choice for readers who enjoy the fiction of Jennifer Weiner or Marian Keyes.” ―Library Journal
“In her latest, Green takes a clear-eyed look at our idealized notions of love, family, and motherhood…Green is at her finest with this compelling novel. Deeper, more complicated, and more ambitious than her previous books, it will keep readers on edge as they wait to see how these tense family dynamics play out.” ―Library Journal (starred review) on Another Piece of My Heart
“Fans of Green's female-centric bestsellers will relish this latest family melodrama, in which a single woman finds the perfect man and plans her happily-ever-after. Green paints a clear-eyed portrait of the challenges of stepparenting, while offering hope that in even the most damaged relationships, dreams can come true.” ―People magazine on Another Piece of My Heart
“An ambitious, at times devastating, and always wise novel that conveys the endless ways in which family both destroys us and saves us, very often at the same time.” ―Jonathan Tropper, bestselling author of This is Where I Leave You, on Another Piece of My Heart
“Green ramps up the emotional stakes.” ―Kirkus Reviews on Another Piece of My Heart
“A gripping story about motherhood.” ―Kate White, editor-in-chief, Cosmopolitan magazine, on Another Piece of My Heart
“Jane Green surpasses herself in her latest novel, a powerful and moving story of a family on the edge of emotional wreckage, and how love truly can--when combined with strength, patience and a little bit of grace--conquer all. I flew through it, unable to sleep until I knew how it turned out. That's how much she made me care.” ―Dani Shapiro, bestselling author of Devotion, on Another Piece of My Heart
“Jane Green writes of true love, instant families and the heartache of happily ever after with skill, grace and wisdom. You will laugh and cry as you read Andi's story, and you'll be inspired to pick up the phone and call your best friend to read a scene aloud. It's that good. It's that riveting. It's essential reading for the modern woman looking for connection and escape.” ―Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife, on Another Piece of My Heart
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***One of the two main characters is at a birthday party with a small group of women. The hostess of the party says to the women, "You three are my best friends!" And yet, I actually counted four characters, not including the hostess. One woman's name is first mentioned as Laura, but then in the course of the ladies' conversation, it changes to Lara. This may not seem like a huge deal, but the author can't seem to remember how many characters she has in any given scene, and can't seem to remember the names she has given them. It was sloppy. And there are a few examples of this type of annoyance throughout the book.
***The OTHER protagonist has a friend named LARA (see above as to why this is confusing). She also has a friend named Ginny Meyer, who was ALSO mentioned as being at the birthday party referenced above (these women are all on opposite coasts, complete strangers to each other). At first I thought, oh, this woman knows BOTH of the main characters - this must mean something! Important plot point? Nope. Her name never came up again. But Ginny Meyer was clearly listed as being a guest at the birthday party on the West coast, and also as being at a dinner with the other main character on the East coast. But again, no mention was ever made of her again even though she seemed to be an acquaintance of both women. I guess the author forgot which character's friend she actually was. I thought that since she was listed as 'Ginny Meyer' in both scenarios, that it was a name I was supposed to remember because it added to the story somehow. WRONG. Annoying x 10.
***George? This character was supposed to be at a dinner with one of the main characters and her elderly landlords, it is even said that the landlord lady escorted him up to her house. But when the main character gets to the dinner party, no mention is made of George at all - and there was even a rundown of everyone who was a guest at this dinner. It's like this author introduces characters and then quickly forgets about them within a matter of minutes - even when she makes it a point to note that one of the other characters invited George up to the house for dinner. He just up and disappeared. I can't figure out what his purpose was, anyway, but still. He was so quickly forgotten about. VERY. POOR. EDITING.
There were a few more things, but you get the point. I can't believe that a book would be on shelves to sell to the public with so many editing mistakes and glaring continuity errors of this magnitude. I expect more from a book that was reviewed in and recommended by 'People' magazine. Is this all it takes to get a book published? A kindergartener could have edited this better. Unbelievable!
As with nearly all of Green's work, I didn't want it to end. Yearning for more and wondering if she is typing at this moment and hoping if I will her hard enough, she will up her output to twenty books a year. Producing the stories that lay breathing in my Kindle....waiting to bring me up to speed with the events in their pages. Buy this book. Buy ALL her books and then share them with friends!
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It is the same as accidental husband.
And of course i had bought that one as well. So money wasted and bad mood😤