The Other Shepards
"A mesmerizing novel about healing and emotional survival. Geneva Shepard and her older sister, eighth-grader Holland, have lived their lives in the shadow of a memory -- that of their three siblings who were tragically killed in a car accident twenty years earlier .... Then one day an artist appears to paint a mural in their home. Part therapist, part friend, part angel, Annie transforms their lives and allows the girls to begin a much-needed healing process after years of perceived secondary importance to their parents. This is a stunning, quietly moving novel that shows the far-reaching aftermath of tragedy in one family's lives ....
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Griffin (Sons of Liberty, 1997, etc.) peeks into the lives of two sisters, eighth-grader Holland and sixth-grader Geneva Shepard, who live in the shadow of three older siblings killed 18 years ago ... Read full review
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Aaron Aaron Hill Adele Griffin afternoon air kisses Ambrose Annie answers Annie says Annie's birds of paradise Bishop Brown boyfriend breath coffee colors Dad's Dana DePass door Elizabeth eyes face feel fingers front Geneva adds Geneva asks Geneva calls Geneva says girls Hail Marys hair hand head hear hold Holland Hubbards inside jacket juice Kevin kids kiss kitchen knew laugh Litterbug look Louis Littlebird Louis says Macy's Madame Alexander Miss Pia Mom's morning Motahahn mouth mural never night nods Okay paint parents picture Regina Beach remember Ryan Saint Germaine Saint Jude Shepard shoes shoulders sister skin sleep slides smell smile sound stand stare stay stop story street subway sure talk tell There's thing thought Thumbkin tickets tonight tree voice wait walk wall watch wearing whisper words Yeah