Two Sisters

Two Sisters

Book - 2014
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"The third child in a family that wanted only two, Muriel Sullivant has always been the outsider. Single at twenty-three, she's living in a New York City rent-stabilized walk-up, a weaver finch nest of an apartment fitted out as much by serendipity as by intent: note the three-legged bedside table, her squat hand-painted pine dresser, a splotchy framed mirror, the spindled bathroom corner shelf. Her old sister, Pia-who lives in an endless house in Connecticut with her handsome, thick-haired husband, Will; her tween daughter, Emma; and a frothy, russet-colored Labradoodle named Root Beer-is altogether Muriel's opposite. Muriel eats takeout from the carton; Pia makes salads from the micro greens in her garden. Pia also takes "me" time to pray and do yoga, and she believes every word in the bible, her faith pure and unquestioning. Pia is remarkably like their mother, Lidia. So Muriel would prefer not to spend a Saturday afternoon with her sister, no doubt dispatched by Lidia to lecture her about slimming down and toning up, highlighting her hair, getting a better job, and moving into an elevator building. Only this time, is different. Distressingly so. Pia leaves Muriel without a single instruction in self-improvement and with a terrible secret she is sworn to keep"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780062279934
Characteristics: 365, 7 pages ; 21 cm

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Sansha
Aug 26, 2017

Story of family. Muriel is the youngest of three children. She grows up being ignored, unwanted and unloved. Her older sister Pia is her mother's pride and joy. As an adult Muriel still has to deal with her mother's indifference, until a tragedy strikes the family. Go Muriel!

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hcfrench
May 31, 2014

Great summer easy read. Sad at times but entertaining and well written.

LaughingOne Apr 12, 2014

Got halfway through the book because I had nothing else with me to read. Couldn't get into it and didn't finish it. I didn't find any of the characters at all likeable or even people I could identify with.

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