Promises to Keep by Jane Green
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From the New York Times bestselling author-a momentous new novel about a family suddenly thrown together

Callie Perry is a successful family photographer living in upstate New York. She adores her two daughters, has great friends, and actually doesn't mind that her workaholic husband gets home at 9 p.m. every night-that is, when he's not traveling six months out of the year.

Callie's younger sister, Steff, on the other hand, has never grown up. She's a free spirit, living in downtown Manhattan and bouncing between jobs and boyfriends. Lately, she's been working as a vegan chef, even though she can't cook.

Lila Grossman is Callie's best friend and has finally met the man of her dreams. Eddie has two wonderful children, but also a drama queen ex-wife who hates Lila. And then there are Callie and Steff's parents, Walter Cutler and Honor Pitman. Divorced for thirty years, they rarely speak to each other.

The lives of these colorful characters intersect when they each receive a shocking note that summons them together for one extraordinary summer in Maine and changes their lives forever. This novel is about the hard choices we have to face, about having to be your parents' child long after you've grown up, and about the enduring nature of love.

About Jane Green

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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 May 26, 2010 by Plume. 354 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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By not building characters for shock value, Green creates a scene of what has become a large family drinking wine and eating chips on Callie’s bed as she dozes between bouts of laughter.

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Promises to Keep isn't lighthearted in the manner of some of Green's earlier novels, and yet in the end it doesn't feel much more substantial either.ProsJane Green's novels are always very readable.Cons'Promises to Keep' is perfectly fine but not memorable.Description'Promises to Keep' by Jane Gr...

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