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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (592 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Maile Meloy Narrator: Laurel Lefkow Publisher: ISIS Audio Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2006 ISBN:
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It's 1979, and seven-year-old Abby, the youngest member of the close-knit Santerre family, is trapped indoors with the chicken-pox during a heat-wave. The events set in motion that summer will span decades and continents, and will change the Santerres forever

A Family Daughter is a brilliantly entertaining and insightful novel about families and love.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kindra | 2/5/2014

    " A little too graphic for my taste, but I liked that it ended with a note of hope. Have to say I don't think I would recommend it to anyone, and I'm not entirely sure I'm glad I finished it, as I considered putting it down several times. But there you go-finished it, and it was....ok. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lea Wentworth | 1/26/2014

    " I am not sure if I think this book can stand on it's own. It made the pre-quel a better book, and I liked it a lot, but I think it needs to be read after Liars and Saints. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annika | 1/25/2014

    " Follow-up to Liars and Saints. read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Busby | 1/19/2014

    " This book follows, Liars and Saints. I really enjoyed the two. They have some wacky events, but that is what books are for, right? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie Sweeney | 1/19/2014

    " Crazy family book with dozens of POV. Granddaughter publishes a book about the family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherri | 1/14/2014

    " Didn't love it, didn't hate it and only vaguely remember it. Seems like there is a companion book that goes with this one, Liars and Saints, which may have helped w/ some of the character development here, but I haven't read that one. Not sure I like the author's writing style and I wasn't drawn in by the characters, so I'll probably not actively search out that book. Really just okay. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly Shillington Montenaro | 1/11/2014

    " better than liars and saints "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerry | 1/10/2014

    " I liked this book and Liars and Saints better as a tandem then individually. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 1/9/2014

    " Twisted goodness. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Malinda | 1/1/2014

    " Should be read after "Liars and Saints" by the same author. Great book group discussion piece. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 12/10/2013

    " Neat how it changes the way you see the first book - clever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 12/4/2013

    " A cool premise....Meloy took "Liars and Saints" and changed what happens to the characters in this book. Again, kind of fluff, but it was really good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 11/27/2013

    " I'm a fan of Meloy's writing. She's an excellent storyteller, and her characters are well-drawn, quirky and engaging. This book is the companion novel to Liars and Saints - so if you like dthat book, you'll enjoy reading more about this family across the generations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 11/5/2013

    " I definitely prefer the Santerre family of Liars & Saints but on its own, this one isn't so bad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 10/1/2013

    " Worth reading - quick, interesting "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Celeste | 8/8/2013

    " this book goes along with Liars and Saints..but I don't want to spoil anything! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maria | 5/3/2013

    " Hm, not what I expected, but not impressed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Crystal | 2/25/2013

    " Not exactly waht I expected after Liars and Saints. I really enjoyed Liars and Saints, but I can't say the same about this book. I did not like how it explored the uncle/niece relationship much deeper. Deeper than I really wanted to know. It was very much like a soap opera. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 11/28/2012

    " A delightful book. The writing, plot & character development were all first rate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tess | 11/22/2012

    " nothing can compare to "half in love"- but i still love her verse "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Helen | 10/15/2012

    " Liars and Saints is so much better. there is too much sex in this, no need for it, and it adds nothing to the story. Everyone is so aimless and can not get it together. A disappointing read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 7/28/2011

    " While I appreciated the spare clean storytelling style of Maile Meloy I wasn't wowed by the novel. After I put it down I didn't think about it or ponder it again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 7/21/2011

    " I actually enjoyed the story for what it was, but didn't find any special in it's voice or content. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 4/25/2011

    " When I started the book, I did not realize it involved the same characters as in "Liars and Saints" It was an interesting twist on the previous book. It felt like I was reading an alternate storyline or maybe the book was the book? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Xiuqin | 3/8/2011

    " I guess I should have read "Liars and Saints". This is such a weird family story.
    I liked her "Both ways are the only way I wanted". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martinxo | 12/4/2010

    " An enjoyable read. Another depressing example of a book with a chick-lit cover that ain't chick-lit. Why do authors allow their publishers to do this? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 11/11/2010

    " Neat how it changes the way you see the first book - clever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 11/9/2010

    " Worth reading - quick, interesting
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 7/2/2010

    " I could have done without the graphic sexual content, but overall it was a good read- who doesn't love a good family drama? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Malinda | 6/30/2010

    " Should be read after "Liars and Saints" by the same author. Great book group discussion piece. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachael | 4/18/2010

    " This is a strange novel -- I can't quite say exactly what its purpose was, other than that family takes strange shapes, but it was very readable and compelling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Celeste | 1/14/2010

    " this book goes along with Liars and Saints..but I don't want to spoil anything! "

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About the Author
Author Maile Meloy

Maile Meloy’s short-story collection, Half in Love, was a New York Times Notable Book in 2002. She won the 2001 Aga Khan Prize for best story in the Paris Review. Her work has also appeared in the New Yorker and Best New American Voices and has been nominated for a National Magazine Award. She lives in California.

About the Narrator

Laurel Lefkow is an accomplished radio actress and winner of five AudioFile Earphones Awards for audiobook narration. Her many theater credits include Look Back in Anger, Little Foxes, The Heiress, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Boy Next Door. On television she can be seen in A Class Act, Small Metal Jacket, and The Perfect Family.