Sisterland ( CD)
|Author: Curtis/ Lowman Sittenfeld|
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|The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "American Wife" and "Prep" returns with a mesmerizing novel of family and identity, loyalty and deception, and the delicate line between truth and belief.|
From the Publisher:
Curtis Sittenfeld, New York Times bestselling author of American Wife and Prep, returns with a mesmerizing novel of family and identity, loyalty and deception, and the delicate line between truth and belief.
From an early age, Kate and her identical twin sister, Violet, knew that they were unlike everyone else. Kate and Vi were born with peculiar ?senses??innate psychic abilities concerning future events and other people?s secrets. Though Vi embraced her visions, Kate did her best to hide them.
Now, years later, their different paths have led them both back to their hometown of St. Louis. Vi has pursued an eccentric career as a psychic medium, while Kate, a devoted wife and mother, has settled down in the suburbs to raise her two young children. But when a minor earthquake hits in the middle of the night, the normal life Kate has always wished for begins to shift. After Vi goes on television to share a premonition that a devastating earthquake will soon hit the St. Louis area, Kate is mortified. More troubling, however, is her fear that Vi may be right. As the date of the predicted earthquake quickly approaches, Kate is forced to reconcile her fraught relationship with her sister, and truths about herself she?s long tried to deny.
Funny, haunting, and thought-provoking, Sisterland is a beautifully written novel of the obligation we have toward others, and the responsibility we take for ourselves. With her deep empathy, keen wisdom, and unerring talent for finding the extraordinary moments in our everyday lives, Curtis Sittenfeld is one of the most exceptional voices in literary fiction today.
From the Hardcover edition.
"Full of quiet, surprisingly relatable moments, [SISTERHOOD is] a thoughtful look at the near-supernatural closeness between sisters, even those who'd rather not know what's going on inside each other's heads." - Melissa Maerz 06/28/2013 "Although Ms. Sittenfeld's orchestration of such plot points can be predictable and ham-handed in the extreme, her portrait of Kate...is so psychologically vivid that the reader easily overlooks the slick story line. For all its problems, SISTERLAND is a testament to the author's growing depth and assurance as a writer." - Michiko Kakutani 06/17/2013 "The novel is full of insight into the anxieties of modern motherhood and of sisterly competition...." 08/12/2013