Her Sister's Shadow

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Penguin, Jun 7, 2011 - Fiction - 352 pages
5 Reviews
An emotionally powerful debut about two sisters who reconnect after nearly forty years of estrangement.

Renowned painter Lilli Niles is at home in her North London flat when she receives an unexpected call from her elder sister, Bea, who's at the family homestead in Whitehead, Massachusetts. Bea's husband has just died, and she'd like Lilli to fly home to attend the funeral. There are reasons Lilli moved all the way to England to escape her older sister, reasons that have kept them estranged for decades. But something in Bea's voice makes Lilli think it's time to return to the stately house in New England she loved as a child, to the memory of the beloved younger sister they both lost. With Bea more fragile than Lilli remembered, maybe she can finally forgive Bea for a long-ago betrayal that has simmered between them for nearly forty years.

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User Review  - julie10reads - LibraryThing

Shifting between present day and the late 1960s, two sisters confront their tragic past in Britton’s touching debut. Successful artist and gallery owner Lilli Niles is living her dream in Hampstead ... Read full review

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Betrayal leads to loss, subsequent resentment, and eventual estrangement. Two sisters experience events that tear them apart, sending them in different directions, living oceans and decades apart ... Read full review

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