From New York Times bestselling author Ann Napolitano comes a rich, life-affirming, and heartbreaking novel about sisterhood, family, love, and growing up Best friends and sisters, the four Padvano girls are thought of as inseparable by everyone in their close-knit Chicago neighbourhood. Julia, the eldest, is a planner. Sylvie, the dreamer, is happiest with her nose in a book and imagines a life for herself other than the expected path of wife and mother. Cecelia and Emmeline, the twins, are the artist and the caregiver. From childhood, the four sisters complete each other. But when Julia falls in love with William Walters, their lives change. As William falls into darkness, it is Sylvie, not Julie, who steps in to help. Spanning decades and generations, HELLO BEAUTIFUL captures what it means to be a family -- the joy and tragedy, the deep trust and devastating betrayals. Split apart by stubbornness and heartbreak, the Padavano family scatters across the country. Will the love and loyalty that once rooted them be strong enough to draw them back together?


ISBN13: 9780241628270
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of Pages: 400
Publication Date: 13 Jul 2023
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 23.4(H) x 15.7(L) x 3.1(W)
Weight (gm):

Author Biography

Ann Napolitano is the author of the novels A Good Hard Look and Within Arm's Reach. She is also the Assistant Editor of One Story literary magazine. She received an MFA from New York University; she has taught fiction writing for Brooklyn College's MFA program, New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies and for Gotham Writers' Workshop. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.


Napolitano's prose is so lovely, so keenly perceptive, that it held me captive until I finished -- Mary Beth Keane, New York Times bestselling author of Ask Again, Yes
A profoundly moving and propulsive novel of the deepest connections of family and love, trauma and healing. A book to treasure and share with friends and loved ones -- Angie Kim, bestselling author of Miracle Creek
This powerfully affecting novel illustrates [that] love and luck don't always intertwine * People Magazine *
This is a story about family, and sisters... and how love can be redeemed -- Therese Anne Fowler, author of It All Comes Down to This

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