The Pretty One

The Pretty One

A Novel About Sisters

Book - 2013 | 1st ed
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Living lives carefully constructed by their loving but domineering mother, three politically connected sisters enter midlife while struggling with unexpressed anger, failed relationships and their mother's freak accident, which compel them to reevaluate their prospects.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2013]
Edition: 1st ed
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780316213554
Branch Call Number: F ROSEN-L
Characteristics: 305 pages ; 22 vcm


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Sep 14, 2017

read the first 10 pages and the last 10 pages and you get the whole story. The rest is just filler

jeanner222 Aug 01, 2013

Meet the Hellinger sisters of Hastings-on-Hudson:

• Imperia (Perri): the eldest and the perfect sister. A mother of three and owner of a business, Perri leads a stressful life.

• Olympia (Pia): the pretty sister. She is an artist and a single mother, and she envies all that Perri has.

• Augusta (Gus): the lesbian sister. She makes her own rules and could care less about what her sisters think of her.

As Perri faces her 40th birthday, she experiences a midlife crisis. What she doesn’t know is that her two younger sisters are grappling with crises of their own. Heck, even her father will join the Hellinger family clusterf*ck with his own crisis.

This novel really reminded me of The Weird Sisters. A lot. Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

As for the title, I’m not so sure about it. This novel is about three sisters, not just the pretty one.


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