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Who can you trust if not the ones you love? That is the question at the heart of Family Pictures, an emotional, page-turning story about what it means to be a family from New York Times bestselling author, Jane Green
"Green's novels consistently deliver believable, accessible, heartfelt, often heartwarming stories about real people, problems, and feelings."-Redbook
Sylvie and Maggie are two women living on opposite coasts with children about to leave the nest for school. Both are in their forties with husbands who travel more than either would like. The looming emptiness of their respective homes has left them feeling anxious and lonely, needing their husbands to be home now more than ever. It isn't until Eve, Sylvie's daughter, happens to befriend Maggie's daughter that the similarities between these two women become shockingly real. A huge secret has remained well hidden for years until now-and their lives will be blown apart as dark truths from the past come to the surface. Can these two women learn to forgive, for the sake of their children...and for themselves?

"This gripping story is ultimately one of redemption."-Library Journal

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"Green's novels consistently deliver believable, accessible, heartfelt, often heartwarming stories about real people, problems, and feelings."-Redbook
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"Green's novels consistently deliver believable, accessible, heartfelt, often heartwarming stories about real people, problems, and feelings."-Redbook
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"This gripping story is ultimately one of redemption."-Library Journal

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        "Riddled with coincidences and unlikely secrets, Green's latest still manages to explore complex family dynamics with warmth."

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      • source: Library Journal
      • content: "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."
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      • source: Library Journal (starred review) on Another Piece of My Heart
      • content: "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."
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      • source: People magazine on Another Piece of My Heart
      • content: "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."
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      • source: Jonathan Tropper, bestselling author of This is Where I Leave You, on Another Piece of My Heart
      • content: "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."
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        January 1, 2013
        Sylvie thought she had already experienced the worst that life could deal her: After her husband died, leaving her to raise Eve alone, what more could happen? Years later, Sylvie has a good life. Her daughter Eve will head off to college soon, and her second husband, Mark, may be ready to settle down into a sales manager position. While life with Jonathan brimmed with the glow of young love, life with Mark rings with a secure love. Maybe it's Mark's traveling that has kept their love life sparking after 11 years--years that have seen other marriages fail. Yet all is not well, not well at all, in Eve's life. Struggling to hide her worsening eating disorder, not to mention her secret second Facebook account, Eve's once-close relationship with Sylvie is deteriorating. One fateful weekend, Eve goes to an all-girls party in New York City, where she meets a kindred spirit, Grace, and the two girls swiftly abandon the others to their partying. Grace takes Eve home, where she meets Chris, Grace's older brother, who is instantly attracted to her. Grace's mother, Maggie, is a perfectionist (even her husband calls her the General), who has adopted a posh accent and posted rules throughout the opulent house. And it is there, in Maggie's lovely Connecticut home, that Eve sees a photograph that will ruin two families. Riddled with coincidences and unlikely secrets, Green's (Another Piece of My Heart, 2012, etc.) latest still manages to explore complex family dynamics with warmth. An inverted fairy tale in which the happily-ever-after occurs without the prince.

        COPYRIGHT(2013) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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        February 1, 2013

        Told in alternating points of view, Green's (Another Piece of My Heart) latest novel is all about family secrets. The first section introduces Sylvie's, as she deals with her ill, demanding mother, her daughter Eve's developing anorexia, and her husband's prolonged work trips. Eve tells her side of the story as well. She feels uncertain about her future and uses her eating as a way to feel in control. The next section shifts to Maggie who lives on the other side of the country. She also has a daughter, Grace, who is about the same age as Eve. Maggie is a society wife, but she sedulously hides her humble origins. When Eve meets Grace through a mutual friend in New York, a life-changing secret is revealed. Suddenly the two families' stories become intertwined in a most unnerving way. Sylvie and Maggie must discover and draw on their own strengths to save themselves and keep their families intact. VERDICT This gripping story is ultimately one of redemption. Green's many fans won't be disappointed, and this would an excellent choice for readers who enjoy the fiction of Jennifer Weiner or Marian Keyes. [See Prepub Alert, 9/12/12.]--Kristen Stewart, Pearland Lib., Brazoria Cty. Lib. System, TX

        Copyright 2013 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        January 1, 2013
        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 familywife 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.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2013, American Library Association.)

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