The Sister

The Sister

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Random House, Inc.
“This lyrical and haunting story of two sisters, their troubling past, and the terrible secrets they each want buried will stay with you long after you close the book.”
—Harlan Coben

The Sister is a taut, tense tale of the ties that bind—sometimes a little too tightly.”
—Karin Slaughter

From her lookout in the crumbling mansion that was her childhood home, Ginny watches and waits for her younger sister to arrive. Vivien has not set foot in the house since she left nearly fifty years ago; the reclusive Ginny has rarely ventured out, retreating into the precise routines that define her days, carrying on her father’s solitary work studying moths.

As the sisters revisit their shared past, they realize that their recollections differ in essential and unsettling ways. Before long, the deeply buried resentments that have shaped both their lives rise to the surface, and Vivien’s presence threatens to disrupt Ginny’s carefully ordered world.

Told in Ginny’s unforgettable voice, this subtle and chilling debut novel tells an extraordinary story of how families are capable of undoing themselves—especially in the name of love.

Baker & Taylor
Reunited after a forty-year estrangement, Ginny, a solitary lepidopterist living in the crumbling family home in rural Britain, and Vivien, who had fled her family's eccentricities for the normalcy of London, struggle to come to terms with their stormy past and a web of hidden family secrets, in a haunting debut novel about betrayal, trust, passion, and destructive family relationships. 100,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
From her lookout in the crumbling mansion that was her childhood home, Ginny watches and waits for her younger sister to arrive. Vivien has not set foot in the house since she left nearly fifty years ago; the reclusive Ginny has rarely ventured out, retreating into the precise routines that define her days, carrying on her father's solitary work studying moths.
As the sisters revisit their shared past, they realize that their recollections differ in essential and unsettling ways. Before long, the deeply buried resentments that have shaped both their lives rise to the surface, and Vivien's presence threatens to disrupt Ginny's carefully ordered world.
Told in Ginny's unforgettable voice, this debut novel tells a story of how families are capable of undoing themselves - especially in the name of love.

Baker
& Taylor

Reunited after a forty-year estrangement, Ginny, living in the crumbling family home in rural Britain, and Vivien, who had fled her family's eccentricities for the normalcy of London, struggle to come to terms with their stormy past and hidden family secrets.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307268167
0307268160
Branch Call Number: FICTION ADAMS
Characteristics: 273 p. cm

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marti419 Nov 14, 2011

More than I ever wanted to know about moths, but Ginny Stone told her story well.

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NicoleBZ
May 28, 2011

Ecriture intéressante. Suspense psychologique. Intéressant d'entrer dans la tête du narrateur, un peu autistique je crois; peu consciente de son entourage, très attachée à sa soeur et pourtant aucune émotion lorsqu'elle pose un geste ultime. Personnage très intéressant. Par contre, les descriptions scientifiques sont un peu longues.
J'aurais aimé discuté ce livre dans mon club de lecture

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sewingroomnerd
Oct 10, 2010

Interesting ending. Leaned about lepidopterology, study of moths.

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