Promises to Keep

Promises to Keep

By Jane Green

Plume Books, Paperback, 9780452297173, 343pp.

Publication Date: May 31, 2011

A "New York Times" bestseller and "a poignantly written novel that powerfully celebrates the power of love and friendship" ("Chicago Tribune")
Over the course of twelve novels, Jane Green has established herself as one of the preeminent names in women's fiction. In "Promises to Keep" she weaves a profoundly moving tale that will enthrall both new and old fans.
Callie Perry lights up every room she enters, and adores her settled family life in tony Bedford, New York. Steffi is Callie's younger sister. At thirty, she's still a free spirit bouncing between jobs and boyfriends in Manhattan. Their long-divorced parents, Walter and Honor, share little besides their grown daughters. But when Callie receives a difficult diagnosis, the family will come together for one unforgettable and ultimately life-changing year.

About the Author
A former feature writer for the Daily Express in the UK, Green took a leap of faith when she left, in 1996, to freelance and work on a novel. Seven months later, there was a bidding war for her first book, Straight Talking, the saga of a single career girl looking for the right man. The novel was a hit in England, and Green was an overnight success. Most weekends see her cooking for a minimum of twenty people in her home in Westport, Connecticut, where she lives with her husband and their blended family. When she is not writing, cooking, filling her house with friends and looking after their animals, she is usually thanking the Lord for caffeine-filled energy drinks.