Sisterland (Paperback)
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Sisterland (Paperback)

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Paperback 528 Pages
Published: 01/01/2014
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BY THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF RODHAM and AMERICAN WIFE
'A work of psychological genius' OBSERVER
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Identical twins, Kate and Violet are about as unlike as two peas from the same pod can be. Except in one respect - they share a hidden gift. But after Kate inadvertently reveals their secret when they are thirteen years old, their lives are set on diverging paths.

Twenty years later Kate, a devoted wife and mother, has settled down in the suburbs to raise her two young children. Violet is single, and lives a much more flamboyant and eccentric life. Then one day Violet ignites a media storm by predicting a major earthquake in the St Louis area where they live.

As the day Violet has announced for the earthquake draws nearer, Kate must attempt to repair her fraught relationship with her sister, and to face truths about herself she has long tried to deny.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552776592
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 357 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 33 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A work of psychological genius and has a wonderful twist at the end...a literary pageturner...There's a fizzing, daring originality to Sisterland that draws you in and takes your breath away. - Observer

Engagingly messy mixture of the comic and the sombre...a beautifully delicate way of describing both familial and conjugal love. - Guardian

Curtis Sittenfeld has a knack for capturing characters so vividly it's uncanny...brilliantly evokes small-town Eighties adolescence...the gripping denouement is expertly carried out. - Daily Mail

Wise and empathetic, this is a book with a great sense of humour and an even bigger heart. - Glamour

Sittenfeld's debut Prep was one of the best novels about adolescence written this century, and it is here, when dealing with the competitve world of teenage girls, that Sittenfeld is at her best in Sisterland...Like Kate Akinson with her recent Life After Life, Sittenfeld is a reliably realistic (if slightly dreamy) novelist who has here tackled a somewhat far-fetched concept outside her normal range and displayed impressive comfort in doing so. - Sunday Times

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“A good read”

Sisterland is a touching novel about two sisters who have 'senses'. Well written, with complex and engaging characters, I was hoping for this book to be brilliant the whole way through. Longing to be normal,... More

Hardback edition
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“A great read”

On the surface this novel is about twins, Daisy and Vi, who have senses that let them catch glimpses of future events and see things about people, and the ways in which they deal with this ability. Daisy distances... More

Hardback edition
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“An enjoyable read”

Although I didn't find this book a page turner it was still an enjoyable read.

Towards the start of the book (and mentioned on the back) one of the twin sisters predicts an earthquake, which I thought was going... More

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