The Sisters

Nancy Jensen

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Family secrets reverberate for generations in one of the "Best Novels of 2011" ( Kirkus Reviews) Growing up without a mother in hardscrabble Kentucky in the 1920s, Bertie Fischer and her older sister, Mabel, have only each other - with perhaps a sweetheart for Bertie waiting in the wings. But on the day that Bertie graduates from eighth grade, good intentions go terribly wrong, setting off a chain of misunderstandings that will change the lives of the next three generations.What happens when nothing turns out as you planned? From the Depression through the second world war and Vietnam, and smaller events both tragic and joyful, Bertie and Mabel forge unexpected identities that are shaped by a past that no one ever talks about. Gorgeously written, with extraordinary insight and emotional truth, Nancy Jensen's brilliant first novel, The Sisters, illuminates the far-reaching power of family and family secrets.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN-13
9780312548414
Language
English
Manufacturer/Publisher
St. Martin's Press
Author(s)/editor(s)
Nancy Jensen
Release date
2012-10-02
Brand
n/a
Product Identifiers
Walmart Item #
30505501
UPC
978031254841
SKU
10281778

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