Family Pictures by Jane Green

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...the emotions underlying their stories are genuine, as is the way each woman uses a traumatic event to take stock of --- and ultimately reinvent --- her own life.
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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?


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Bestselling author Jane Green has partnered with Bioré®  for the short story "A Walk in the Park,"  about Olivia Adamson, a 20-something whose life is suddenly filled with surprises. But one thing that doesn’t have to be  unpredictable is your complexion. Bioré® knows that  every 20-something needs at least one thing she can depend on: clear, beautiful skin. In the time you read this short story, you could be on your way to healthy-looking skin by removing build-up, dirt and oil with Bioré® Pore Strips. So go ahead, grab a big comfy blanket, a Bioré® Pore Strip and your eReader. You’ll be ready to face anything. Jane Green is the author of twelve bestselling novels, dealing with real women, real life, and all the things in-between, with her trademark wisdom, wit and warmth. She contributes to various publications, both online and print, including Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, and assorted Anthologies. Passionate about both food and the home, most weekends see her cooking up a storm in her home in Westport, Connecticut, where she lives by the beach with her husband and their many children. Both Jane Green & Biore are active on Facebook.
Published March 14, 2013 by Penguin Export. 396 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
Peak Rank on Apr 07 2013
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Above average
on Dec 17 2012

An inverted fairy tale in which the happily-ever-after occurs without the prince.

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on Mar 07 2013

At the end of the story, when the twists and turns are resolved, the characters' lives turned upside down and inside out -- and righted -- the reader feels satisfied. And a family is born.

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Reviewed by Norah Piehl on Mar 22 2013

...the emotions underlying their stories are genuine, as is the way each woman uses a traumatic event to take stock of --- and ultimately reinvent --- her own life.

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Bestselling author Green’s compelling novel will shock and surprise readers with a startling revelation as surely as it will tug at their heartstrings.

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on Mar 19 2013

Overall, I loved Family Pictures and have been recommending it to family members and friends. I'm already clamoring for Jane's next novel, even though I'll have to wait another year for it!

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