A Family Daughter

A Family Daughter

by Maile Meloy
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A Family Daughter by Maile Meloy

One of the most insightful novels about families to appear in recent years, A Family Daughter revisits the Santerre clan from Maile Meloy's highly acclaimed debut novel Liars and Saints. It opens in 1979, when seven-year-old Abby, the youngest member of the close-knit family, is trapped indoors with chicken pox during a heat wave.

The events set in motion that summer span decades and continents — irrevocably changing the lives of the Santerres and those around them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743277662
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 02/14/2006
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Maile Meloy is the author of the story collection Half in Love and the novel Liars and Saints, which was shortlisted for the 2005 Orange Prize. Meloy's stories have been published in The New Yorker, and she has received The Paris Review's Aga Khan Prize for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award, the Rosenthal Foundation Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She lives in California.


Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:


Place of Birth:

Helena, Montana


M.F.A. in Fiction, University of California, Irvine, 2000

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Family Daughter 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Although several subjects in 'A Family Daughter' are family issues that I cannot personally relate, I was completely entralled into the story of Abby. However, I could relate so easily to the family secrets and changes that occur over the years and how situations affect people so dearly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a good book, though it started off awesome. It was fast and got to the point and went through things quick. Then about half way through things started slowing down and I couldn't help but wonder where the heck it was going. it got quite boring for a while then picked itself back up and ended decent.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was very interested in reading this book, and was extremely disappointed. I thought she introduced charcters rather randomly as the story went along, that she jumped years too quickly, and, well, I don't want to give it away for those of you who will read this book, but I was all set with the storyline between Jamie and Abby. I read about half the book, then moved on to something else.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was a great book! i loved all of the characters and loved how it progressed quickly and gave the characters their own chapters. I couldn't put it down!