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A Family Daughter

By Maile Meloy

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The brilliant second novel from Maile Meloy, following Richard & Judy Summer Read and Orange-shortlisted Liars and Saints

Brilliantly entertaining, A Family Daughter might also be the most insightful novel about families and love that you will read this year.

It's 1979, and seven-year-old Abby, the youngest member of the close-knit Santerre family, is trapped indoors with the chicken pox during a heat wave. The events set in motion that summer will span decades and continents and change the Santerres forever.

A rich, full novel about passion and desire, fear and betrayal, A Family Daughter illuminates both the joys and complications of contemporary life, and the relationship between truth and fiction.

Biographical Notes

Maile Meloy lives in California. Her first novel, Liars and Saints, drew acclaim from readers and reviewers alike. It was shortlisted for the 2005 Orange Prize for Fiction, and was selected as a Richard & Judy Summer Read. Her collection of stories, Half In Love, is also available as a John Murray paperback.

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  • ISBN: 9781848549821
  • Publication date: 10 Apr 2014
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  • Imprint: John Murray
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