An accomplished storyteller returns with her biggest, boldest, most entertaining novel yet a hilarious, heartfelt story about books, love, sisterhood, and the surprises we discover in our DNA that combines the wit of Jonathan Tropper with the heart of Susan Wiggs.Maggie, Eliza, and Tricia Sweeney grew up as a happy threesome in the idyllic seaside town of Southport, Connecticut But their mother s death from cancer fifteen years ago tarnished their golden hued memories, and the sisters drifted apart Their one touchstone is their father, Bill Sweeney, an internationally famous literary lion and college professor universally adored by critics, publishers, and book lovers When Bill dies unexpectedly one cool June night, his shell shocked daughters return to their childhood home They aren t quite sure what the future holds without their larger than life father, but they do know how to throw an Irish wake to honor a man of his stature.But as guests pay their respects and reminisce, one stranger, emboldened by whiskey, has crashed the party It turns out that she too is a Sweeney sister.When Washington, DC based journalist Serena Tucker had her DNA tested on a whim a few weeks earlier, she learned she had a 50% genetic match with a childhood neighbor Maggie Sweeney of Southport, Connecticut It seems Serena s chilly WASP mother, Birdie, had a history with Bill Sweeney one that has remained totally secret until now.Once the shock wears off, questions abound What does this mean for William s literary legacy Where is the unfinished memoir he s stashed away, and what will it reveal And how will a fourth Sweeney sister a blond among redheads fit into their story By turns revealing, insightful, and uproarious, The Sweeney Sisters is equal parts cautionary tale and celebration a festive and heartfelt look at what truly makes a family. Best Download Kindle ePUB The Sweeney Sisters author Lian Dolan – tbjewellers.co.uk
Lian Dolan is a writer, producer and broadcaster She is the author of two bestselling novels, Helen of Pasadena and Elizabeth the First Wife Both are romantic comedies with a touch of history She currently writes and produces the weekly podcast and blog The Chaos Chronicles, a humorous look at modern motherhood, that was developed for TV A decade ago, Lian created Satellite Sisters, an award winning radio talk show, blog and website with her four real sisters From 2000 to 2009, Satellite Sisters won eight Gracie Allen Awards for Excellence in Women s Media and enjoyed a nationwide audience of a million listeners a week Lian is also the co author of Satellite Sisters UnCommon Senses, published in 2001 by Riverhead Her writing has appeared in many national magazines, including regular columns in O, The Oprah Magazine and Working Mother and essays in such anthologies as Chicken Soup for the Sisters Soul TV appearances have included The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning and The Oprah Winfrey Show She is a popular speaker for groups and corporations, always using humor as hook.
- 304 pages
- The Sweeney Sisters
- Lian Dolan
- 02 October 2018 Lian Dolan