The Orphan Sister

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 5, 2011 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Clementine Lord is not an orphan. She just feels like one sometimes. One of triplets, a quirk of nature left her the odd one out. Odette and Olivia are identical; Clementine is a singleton. Biologically speaking, she came from her own egg. Practically speaking, she never quite left it. Then Clementine’s father—a pediatric neurologist who is an expert on children’s brains, but clueless when it comes to his own daughters—disappears, and his choices, both past and present, force the family dynamics to change at last. As the three sisters struggle to make sense of it, their mother must emerge from the greenhouse and leave the flowers that have long been the focus of her warmth and nurturing.

For Clementine, the next step means retracing the winding route that led her to this very moment: to understand her father’s betrayal, the tragedy of her first lost love, her family’s divisions, and her best friend Eli’s sudden romantic interest. Most of all, she may finally have found the voice with which to share the inside story of being the odd sister out. . . .
 

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User Review  - nightprose - LibraryThing

The Orphan Sister tells the story of a set of triplet sisters. Two sisters, Odette and Olivia, are identical. The third sister, Clementine, knows she is “different”. As they grow, the identical ... Read full review

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User Review  - MonicaLynn - LibraryThing

This is a story of Clementine and how she is trying to muddle through life being one of a set of triplets the catch is that she is a fraternal and the 2 others Olivia and Odette were born at the same ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
21
Section 4
35
Section 5
53
Section 6
63
Section 7
79
Section 8
89
Section 14
167
Section 15
179
Section 16
195
Section 17
209
Section 18
223
Section 19
235
Section 20
247
Section 21
259

Section 9
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Section 10
111
Section 11
129
Section 12
141
Section 13
157
Section 22
281
Section 23
284
Section 24
285
Section 25
286
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About the author (2011)

Gwendolen Gross is the author of five critically acclaimed novels, including The Orphan Sister and The Other Mother. She has worked with porcupines and kinkajous as a science demonstrator, on mountain tops as a naturalist, as an editor, opera singer, writing instructor, and mom. She lives in Northern New Jersey with her husband, daughter, and son.

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