Hello From the Gillespies

Hello From the Gillespies

Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451466723
  • 624  Pages
  • NAL
  • Adult


It’s time for the annual holiday letter from the Gillespie family…. 
New from the author of The House of Memories
For the past thirty-three years, Angela Gillespie has sent to friends and family around the world an end-of-the-year letter titled “Hello from the Gillespies.” It’s always been cheery and full of good news. This year, Angela surprises herself—she tells the truth….
The Gillespies are far from the perfect family that Angela has made them out to be. Her husband is coping badly with retirement. Her thirty-two-year-old twins are having career meltdowns. Her third daughter, badly in debt, can’t stop crying. And her ten-year-old son spends more time talking to his imaginary friend than to real ones.
Without Angela, the family would fall apart. But when Angela is taken away from them in a most unexpected manner, the Gillespies pull together—and pull themselves together—in wonderfully surprising ways…


“[McInerney] brings Maeve Binchy readily to mind.”—The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, Australia)

“McInerney is an expert in portraying the nuances and complications of family life.”—Red Magazine (UK)

Praise for The House of Memories

“A suspenseful, deeply emotional story…a celebration of the power of family and connection to heal and inspire hope. An unforgettable treat.”—New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs

“Beautifully composed of equal parts soul and wit…Its heart is huge, its pulse palpable, and its narrators irresistible. I read it voraciously.”—Erika Marks, author of It Comes in Waves