Pieces of My Sister's Life

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Bantam Books, 2007 - Fiction - 480 pages
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Two sisters who shared everything. One unforgivable moment.

And a second chance…There’s something to talk about in every chapter of Elizabeth Joy Arnold’s poignant, insightful debut novel—the perfect summer read for all those who loved Elisabeth Robinson’s The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters, Judy Blume’s Summer Sisters, and Jodi Picoult’s My Sister’s Keeper.

Once, Kerry and Eve Barnard did everything together: sailing the Block Island harbor with their father, listening to their neighbor Justin’s magical fairy tales, and all the while longing for their absent mother. They were twin girls arm in arm, secrets entwined between two hearts. Until the summer of their seventeenth birthday, when their extraordinary bond was shattered. And thirteen years later, it will take all the courage they can summon to put the pieces back together—at a time when it matters most.…

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User Review  - lindap69 - LibraryThing

Seeking to brighten winter skies with a summer romance, I tried this first novel and found characters who struggled with abandonment, jealousy, betrayal, self-definition, and death as well as love. Well written, hard to put down. Read full review

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User Review  - MARILYN - Goodreads

I can't believe that I actually finished this book. Unlikable characters, unbelievable plot and poor writing. The good news is the author improved as I really enjoyed The Book of Secrets: A Novel. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Elizabeth Arnold was raised in New York, and has degrees from Vassar College and Princeton University. She lives with her husband in Hopewell, New Jersey, where she is at work on her next novel.


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