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Light Sister, Dark Sister

3.65  ·  Rating Details  ·  20 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Two sisters--the favored star, Bobbie, and the shadow, Gray--bonded by family. When Bobbie is diagnosed schizophrenic and Gray tries to build a separate life, she is held back by menacing questions--about sexuality, Bobbie, her father, herself. A stunning novel of insight and truth, triumph and pain.
Hardcover, 293 pages
Published February 22nd 1994 by Random House
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Jan 20, 2011 Mr. rated it it was amazing
This excellent novel about a family marred by illness asks the question, at what cost do we live our lives? Are we each haunted by the parallel story of another? One sister's lightness is another's darkness. Well written, excellent first novel misread as being simply about "disfunction." Clearly, this novel is much more complex, and lovely, than an Oprah episode. Highly recommended.
Nov 20, 2011 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Every so often, I'll randomly pull a book from the library shelf. And every so often, I'll find a hidden gem.

This book was lovely, true, and perfectly balanced in overall structure. It's hard to believe this is Walmsley's first novel.
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Jul 12, 2014 Julieschreiner rated it it was ok
The writing was good but this book is about as depressing as it gets and completely repetitive in the story line. Non-climactic and I could not attach myself to any of the characters.
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Mar 27, 2010 Lois Duncan rated it it was ok
Walmsley is a good writer. But this depressing read about a disfunctional family never really went anywhere.
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