[a Novel]Large Print - 2012
Growing up in hardscrabble Kentucky in the 1920s, with their mother dead and their stepfather an ever-present threat, Bertie and her older sister, Mabel, have no one but each other. But on the day Bertie receives her eighth-grade diploma, good intentions go terribly wrong, setting off a chain of misunderstandings that will send the sisters on separate paths and reverberate through their daughters' and granddaughters' lives. From the Depression through World War II and Vietnam, and smaller events both tragic and joyful, Bertie and Mabel forge unexpected identities and raise daughters -- and sisters -- of their own, learning that love and betrayal are even more complicated than they seem.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2012, c 2011
Edition: Large print ed
Branch Call Number: LPF JEN NVD
Characteristics: 575 p. (large print) : geneal. tables. ; 23 cm