Hello Beautiful (Oprah's Book Club) - Ann Napolitano

Hello Beautiful (Oprah's Book Club)

Author: Ann Napolitano

  • Publication Date: 2023-03-14
  • Category: Family
4 Score: 4
(From 1,190 Ratings)


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • From the author of Dear Edward comes a “powerfully affecting” (People) family story that asks: Can love make a broken person whole?

“Another tender tearjerker . . . Napolitano chronicles life’s highs and lows with aching precision.”—The Washington Post

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 family’s dreamer, is happiest with her nose in a book; Cecelia is a free-spirited artist; and Emeline patiently takes care of them all. With the Padavanos, William experiences a newfound contentment; every moment in their house is filled with loving chaos.

But then darkness from William’s past surfaces, jeopardizing not only Julia’s carefully orchestrated plans for their future, but the sisters’ unshakeable devotion to one another. The result is a catastrophic family rift that changes their lives for generations. Will the loyalty that once rooted them be strong enough to draw them back together when it matters most?

An exquisite homage to Louisa May Alcott’s timeless classic, Little Women, Hello Beautiful is a profoundly moving portrait of what is possible when we choose to love someone not in spite of who they are, but because of it.


  • Best book

    By Mrs. Athena Knight
    Best book I have read in a long time, cried and cried some more 💕
  • Great book

    By rianksme
    10 point for book
  • Epic story about family

    By lakergrl24
    Follows 4 sisters through the ups and downs life throws at us. It’s simplistic in nature but woven into the story is a sincerity and thoughtfulness that offers up empathy in the oddest circumstances, especially regarding the fragility of depression. Not all the characters are likable which proves they are flawed as all humans are. This book makes you think and gives you more to think about once you finish it.
  • Great book!

    By All about the book
    Easy read. Loved the characters and the way the story flowed.
  • Good read

    By chuckleedee
    EZ, with a few twists.
  • Wonderful

    By quittellmethenicknameistaken
    This book was wonderfully written, I really enjoyed the author. Her wording thought the book was beautiful.
  • Great read

    By short-
    I didn’t want to put the book down, or even have an end. The characters were so thought out, so well described, so relatable. I loved this book.
  • Love love love

    By BR1093
    Love love love
  • Way, way, way too long

    By Deesley
    Way, way, way too long. Had to force read to finish.
  • Hello Beautiful

    By guyswhorock
    Ugh this stupid book just went on & on & on. It might have been okay as a short story. Dumb characters, dumb story. Yuk.