The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters: A Novel

The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters: A Novel

by Elisabeth Robinson
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The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters: A Novel by Elisabeth Robinson

An outpouring of cheers, tears, and applause propelled this tender and hilarious first novel onto national bestseller lists immediately upon publication. Telling the story of two sisters-Olivia, a hotshot Hollywood producer whose life is unraveling, and Maddie, an unflaggingly optimistic, seriously ill midwesterner whose idealism has always driven Olivia crazy-The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters offers a startlingly poignant reminder of how hope can grow in even the darkest places.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316159364
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 01/28/2005
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 801,631
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

An independent producer and screenwriter whose film credits include the award-winning films Braveheart and Last Orders., Elisabeth Robinson makes her literary debut with The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters. "Robinson's book will have you speed-dialing your best friend to share this great read," Marie Claire magazine raved.

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True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
EmberA More than 1 year ago
Written entirely in letter format, its a refreshing and satisfying book. I found it grabbed my attention early and kept it. If you are in the mood for a solid easy read this would be the one.
Vivi45 More than 1 year ago
I thought the start of the book was good. I could not finish this book though. I usually finish books that I start reading. It became redundant and for me, at least, unreadable. I got through one-third of the book and thought....there are better ways to spend my time. I read about 2-3 books per week. This is not my usual thought pattern. So, I do not recommend this book....Sorry
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Rie More than 1 year ago
This book was so good, I couldn't put it down. Loved it and wish she would write another book soon.
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Stephanie81 More than 1 year ago
I recently finished this book, and was so amazed that the author could convey so much in her book just by having her main character, Olivia, writing letters. I thought you really got a sense of all the characters and their lives through the letters. It was a really touching story, and I enjoyed it very much.
MidwestMom More than 1 year ago
This was a fun easy read! The entire book is letters that Olivia writes to several people. The time period covers a little over a year...and the changes that occur with her love life, career and family. It doesn't have a very deep or complicated plot....which sometimes is just what I want. I enjoyed it.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
After I finished reading this book I sent it to my sister. Letter writing is a lost art and the author does it so well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It has been a very long time since I have been so captivated by a book that I lost sleep. Thought I had a little trouble getting into the first ten pages or so, by the time I'd hit page 15 I was hooked. By the time I got to page 50 I was staying up nights and running late for appointments to read it. (Yes, I'm slow) The True and Outstanding... is very fine rendering of a novel of passing in a unique format - all told in letters to other people from Olivia, a young woman possessing at the same time keen insights and stubborn blindness. The layering of Don Quixote serves as a map for the novel as well as a metaphore of Olivia's struggle to deal with her sister's cancer and her own baffling love life. It is not all a joust with a windmill, and so much of it is lived through Olivia's eyes I never wanted it to end. Yet, even though I saw that ending coming, and knew it was happening, even wished it would hurry up and get it over with, I wanted this book to go on, and wished somewhere deep inside that Olivia would write me a letter, too. I borrowed this book but tomorrow will buy myself a copy and several more for friends. Really wonderful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The thing I loved most about this book was the fact that I would forget that she was even writing letters to people and it felt like she was actually just telling a story. I thought that the format was great. I felt like I was getting to know these people she wrote to even though you never got to read a response letter from them. I recomend this book to anyone, oliva is a great character.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All in all, I loved this book and couldnt put it down. The format was refreshingly different, and the writing was excellent. However, there were spots that were frustrating because I would find myself trying to figure out (for the 20th time) who some of these people were, and what relation they were to the character.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book will make you laugh & cry. If you or anyone close to you has ever been diagnosed with Cancer you be able to identify with the characters in the book. Overall, it's a very entertaining & funny book & definitely worth reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was not recommended to me, but something drew it to me, so I picked it up. I was immediately impressed, but was somewhat disheartened to discover the style of writing was what it was, but I continued reading, and about 5 pages later I was hooked. This story has it all, it captured me from beginning to end, and I couldn't put it down, I finished it in one week-end. Thank you Thank you Thank you for writing it!