The Sisters

The Sisters

[a Novel]

Large Print - 2012
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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
ISBN: 9781410445001
Branch Call Number: LPF JEN NVD
Characteristics: 575 p. (large print) : geneal. tables. ; 23 cm


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Nov 24, 2015

Haven't read this author before, but really enjoyed this story, so will definitely look out for more by her.

Jul 21, 2013

How lucky to stumble upon this book!

sablegirl Jul 28, 2012

I enjoyed this book but thought there was a little too much sadness for all these sisters. I was hoping for more of an uplifting story but did enjoy this one.

debwalker Dec 13, 2011

Shelf Awareness: a family saga that begins in Kentucky in the 1920s - an Indie Next Great Reads pick for December 2011.

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