In My Sister's Country

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BlueHen Books, 2002 - Fiction - 295 pages
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At first, their sisterly anger appears nearly comical. But the furious passion with which Molly and Amanda face each other-and the most susceptible men who fall inside their borders-marks In My Sister's Countryas a private, unexpected place.

Nearly motherless at seventeen, Molly cannot forgive her sister, either for her relentless manipulations or for the role Amanda once played in their father's powerful games. As a result of those mental contests, lying comes easily to both sisters. But this matters little-until Molly realizes that she desperately desires her sister's lover.

Day by day, Molly's sadly comic insights to this uninsulated life propel her into greater deceits and betrayals. Both sisters are emotionally blindfolded, but Molly's powerful voice and her sense of rebellion well up from somewhere smart and self-contained. And when she dares to look to the other side of the blindfold, we discover how absolute a young woman's solitude can be. An insightful and image-filled debut, In My Sister's Countrytakes us bravely into a world of shadowy hearts and beseeching arms.

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User Review  - LisMB - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this book. A slightly disturbing look into the family of a teenager and their secrets. Her sexual awakening and love for her sister's boyfriend. I am not sure how to describe this book, but it completely held my attention until the surprising end. Read full review

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User Review  - Cjeffcoat - Goodreads

Someone else might like this book, but I had a very difficult time connecting to any of the characters so it was hard to enjoy. I can enjoy a depressing/pessimistic/coming of age book if the story is ... Read full review


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About the author (2002)

Lise Haines has published a book of poetry and twice been a finalist for the PEN Nelson Algren Fiction Award. This is her first novel.

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