Letter from Chicago [NOOK Book]

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An original short fiction by a popular writer of novels for young women Witty novella from a seasoned storyteller on competition between sisters. Elsie and Maisie live on opposite sides of the Atlantic. Regular letter writers, they tend to boast about their respective families. Over time, the gulf between fact and fiction grows immense, until a letter arrives from Chicago saying that Maisie's granddaughter is coming to stay with her Irish family. With no fancy house and little in the way of luxury, Elsies ...
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Letter from Chicago

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Overview

An original short fiction by a popular writer of novels for young women Witty novella from a seasoned storyteller on competition between sisters. Elsie and Maisie live on opposite sides of the Atlantic. Regular letter writers, they tend to boast about their respective families. Over time, the gulf between fact and fiction grows immense, until a letter arrives from Chicago saying that Maisie's granddaughter is coming to stay with her Irish family. With no fancy house and little in the way of luxury, Elsies working-class family sets to work on inventive interior design.and the truth.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934848333
  • Publisher: GemmaMedia
  • Publication date: 4/17/2009
  • Series: Open Door
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 92
  • Sales rank: 449,013
  • File size: 973 KB

Meet the Author

After a career as a feature writer and film critic, Cathy Kelly published her first novel, Woman To Woman (1997), which became a number one hit in the UK and Ireland, and launched her career as a best-selling novelist. Many of her books are published in the US by Simon & Schuster’s Downtown Press: She’s The One, Never Too Late, Someone Like You, What She Wants, Just Between Us, Best of Friends, Always and Forever and Past Secrets. Lessons in Heartbreak will be published in 2008.
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  • Posted April 10, 2014

    Letter from Chicago is a novella by Irish author Cathy Kelly in

    Letter from Chicago is a novella by Irish author Cathy Kelly in the Open Door series. Sisters Elsie and Maisie are grandmothers who haven’t see each other for forty-five years: not since Maisie married and moved to Chicago, where Maisie’s family are now prosperous and important. But they exchange regular letters, and this is the root of the trouble when Maisie writes to say her granddaughter Charleen is coming to stay in Dublin. Elsie has perhaps exaggerated her own family’s good fortune just a bit, so her daughter Kim’s position as headmistress, her mansion in the country, her housekeeper and her children’s ponies exist more in Elsie’s imagination that in reality. Nonetheless, once she confesses, her resourceful younger daughter, Clodagh pulls the family together to save the day. And when Charleen and her friend arrive, certain truths are revealed. The plot may be predictable, but the execution is faultless; the characters are appealing and the novella has a feel-good ending. 

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