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True colors
Kristin Hannah
Adult Fiction HANNAH

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From Publishers' Weekly:

In her 17th novel, bestseller Hannah portrays the delicate and enduring bonds of sisterhood. The story of the Grey sisters is set in a small Washington town and follows Winona, Aurora and Vivi Ann from the time of their mother's death, when they are young teens in 1979, on through adulthood, cataloguing their trials and the men who typically come bearing them, beginning with Luke, Winona's high school best friend and secret crush. But when he falls in love with Vivi Ann, who later cheats on him with farmhand Dallas, it leads a jealous Winona to betray her sister. Vivi Ann and Dallas get married, have a baby and run the Grey family farm, but Dallas is eventually arrested for murder, and lawyer Winona refuses to take his case, seemingly killing her relationship with Vivi Ann. Dallas is convicted and things look bleak for Vivi Ann and her son, but Winona's late-breaking friendship with her nephew paves the way for the happy ending. Though Hannah boldly embraces over-the-top drama, she really knows what women--her characters and her audience--want. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Teenage sisters Winona, Aurora, and Vivi Ann are shattered when their mother dies, but what comes close to destroying their relationship is the reaction of their father, a hard man who dotes on his youngest daughter, Vivi Ann, disparages Winona, the eldest, and ignores Aurora, who tries hard to keep peace in the family. Flash-forward 13 years, and Winona is still desperate for her father's approval and increasingly jealous of Vivi Ann. When Luke Connelly, the man Winona has always loved, begins dating an oblivious Vivi Ann, events are set in motion that will hurt everyone involved and come close to destroying one sister's life. It is difficult to care for the self-righteous Winona, the novel's central character, but Hannah, a former romance writer (Once in Every Life) and prolific novelist (Firefly Lane), does a lovely job of handling the relationship between Vivi Ann and her husband. An engrossing, fast-paced story that will appeal to readers of Barbara Delinsky and fans of women's fiction. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 10/15/08; library marketing.]-Elizabeth Mellett, Brookline P.L., MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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main characters Winona Grey
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Mother passed away; father only cares about his reputation in society; oldest daughter; bookworm; determined to prove herself to her father; had a crush on her best friend, Luke who wound up dating Vivi Ann; refuses to defend Vivi Ann's husband who is charged with murder.
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Aurora Grey
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Mother passed away; father only cares about his reputation; middle daughter; peacemaker in the family; tries to keep everyone happy.

Vivi Ann Grey
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Mother passed away; father only cares about his reputation; dreamer; loved by everyone; cheated on her boyfriend, Luke, with her now husband; runs the family farm; husband was arrested for murder.
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