By Jane Green
St. Martin's Press, Hardcover, 9780312591830, 344pp.
Publication Date: March 19, 2013
"New York Times" bestseller Jane Green delivers a riveting novel about two women whose lives intersect when a shocking secret is revealed
From the author of "Another Piece of My Heart" comes "Family Pictures, " the gripping story of two women who live on opposite coasts but whose lives are connected in ways they never could have imagined. Both women are wives and mothers to children who are about to leave the nest for school. They're both in their forties and have husbands who travel more than either of them would like. They are both feeling an emptiness neither had expected. But when a shocking secret is exposed, their lives are blown apart. As dark truths from the past reveal themselves, will these two women be able to learn to forgive, for the sake of their children, if not for themselves?
Praise for Family Pictures
"Riddled with coincidences and unlikely secrets, Green’s latest still manages to explore complex family dynamics with warmth." -- Kirkus Reviews
"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.” -- Library Journal
Praise for Another Piece of My Heart
“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.” – Library Journal (starred review)
“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.”—People magazine
“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.”—Jonathan Tropper, bestselling author of This is Where I Leave You
"Green ramps up the emotional stakes." —Kirkus Reviews
“A gripping story about motherhood.” --Kate White, editor-in-chief, Cosmopolitan magazine
"Jane Green surpasses herself in her latest novel, a powerful and moving story of a family on the edge of emotional wreckage, and how love truly can--when combined with strength, patience and a little bit of grace--conquer all. I flew through it, unable to sleep until I knew how it turned out. That's how much she made me care." -- Dani Shapiro, bestselling author of Devotion
"Jane Green writes of true love, instant families and the heartache of happily ever after with skill, grace and wisdom. You will laugh and cry as you read Andi's story, and you'll be inspired to pick up the phone and call your best friend to read a scene aloud. It's that good. It's that riveting. It's essential reading for the modern woman looking for connection and escape.”--Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife