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  • Sweet Charity: A Short Story
  • Written by Monica McInerney
  • Format: eBook | ISBN: 9780345535122
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Sweet Charity: A Short Story

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On Sale: August 13, 2012
Pages: 20 | ISBN: 978-0-345-53512-2
Published by : Ballantine Books Ballantine Group
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In this delightful eBook short story, Monica McInerney, internationally bestselling author of The Alphabet Sisters, returns to one of her warmest, wisest, and most memorable characters: the irrepressible Lola Quinlan, quick with a smile and spot of tea, who always has a generous dose of mischief up her sleeve.
 
Lola Quinlan’s small secondhand shop in the Clare Valley, Australia, is more than just a store—it’s a loving community, a place to feel at home. In her golden years but still young at heart, Lola is delighted when the local teenagers start dropping in, browsing for outfits and gossiping about the upcoming school dance. Yet amid the flurry of excitement, Lola overhears some troubling news: One boy is planning a mean-spirited prank on a group of girls, and Lola does not intend to let him get away with it. With her dear friends by her side, she whips up a plan that will have the whole school talking, and will prove that nice guys—and girls—can finish first.
 
Includes the first chapter of Monica McInerney’s acclaimed The Alphabet Sisters, and an exclusive preview of her upcoming novel, Lola’s Secret.
 
Praise for Monica McInerney
 
The Alphabet Sisters
 
“Vivid characterizations and sharply honed dialogue . . . McInerney brings humor and insight to issues of sibling rivalry, family secrecy, and romantic betrayal.”—The Boston Globe
 
“[A] gentle, life-affirming story. We come away feeling better about the world and, maybe, just a little more tender towards those close to us.”—Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
 
Lola’s Secret
 
“Exploring universal family issues of loss, rivalry, aging and grief, this is a warm, witty and moving novel.”—Woman’s Day (Australia)
 
“[McInerney’s] assured writing sparkles. . . . When you reach the end, [this novel] will leave you feeling like you’ve been given a huge, warm hug.”—Hello! magazine
Monica McInerney

About Monica McInerney

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Monica McInerney is the author of the international bestseller The Alphabet Sisters. She lives in Ireland.

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