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Hello Beautiful (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel



William Waters grew up in a house silenced by tragedy, where his parents could hardly bear to look at him, much less love him—so when he meets the spirited and ambitious Julia Padavano in his freshman year of college, it’s as if the world has lit up around him. With Julia comes her family, as she and her three sisters are inseparable: Sylvie, the more


400 pages

Average rating: 7.47




Community Reviews

Nov 29, 2023
9/10 stars
This book is so sad, so heartbreaking and so beautiful all at the same time. A gut wrenching story of family drama, forgiveness and love. This story is so relatable and so messy-- but what family isn't? I love that you get so invested in the characters. I was interested in all of their stories. My heart is still broken from this. Brb, crying.
Diane Fisher
Nov 25, 2023
10/10 stars
Wonderfully written story by an author whose writing reminds me so much of Toni Morrison in her use of words—like poetry on the page. Can’t wait for the movie to be made. Haven’t heard there will be one, but it’s pretty obvious it should be adapted. Near perfect.
Oct 20, 2023
6/10 stars
Very drawn out.
Oct 14, 2023
1/10 star
No sense of time or place, little women references were not woven in or inferred, rather merely stated. Lazy writing, characters not fleshed out enough to be believable or for me to care about them.
Love to read
Oct 01, 2023
10/10 stars
Starts out sad but turns into great message for all

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