CONFESSIONS OF THE SULLIVAN SISTERS
Standiford hits it out of the park with her highly entertaining tale of a unique Baltimore family and their shenanigans. By turns outrageous, funny, touching and sweet, this excellent novel will stay with readers long after they close the covers.
When their well-to-do grandmother, “Almighty Lou,” announces that the entire Sullivan family — who are utterly dependent on her financially — is at risk of disinheritance unless the one among them who has recently displeased her confesses in writing, the three sisters, Sassy, Jane and Norrie, set out their tales of love, betrayal and death. Any one of their misdeeds could have offended Almighty Lou, but which? And will the sisters prove contrite enough to save the family fortune? (SCHOLASTIC, Sep., 320 pp., $17.99, ISBN: 9780545107105, HC, 13 & Up)