The Pretty One

The Pretty One

A Novel About Sisters

Book - 2013
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For nearly forty years, The Hellinger sisters of Hastings-on-Hudson have played the roles set down by their loving but domineering mother Carol, but lately they aren't pulling off their roles the way they once did. Perri, upset over the lack of appreciation from her recently unemployed husband Mike, is engaging in a steamy text flirtation with a college fling. Pia, desperate to find someone to share in the pain and joy of raising her three-year-old daughter Lola, can't stop fantasizing about Donor #6103. And Gus, heartbroken over the loss of her girlfriend, finds herself drawn to Jeff, Mike's frat boy of a little brother. When a freak accident lands their mother to the hospital, each Hellinger sister is sent rocketing out of her comfort zone.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316213554
Characteristics: 305 p. ; 22 cm.


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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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