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Giveaway dates: Aug 01 - Aug 31, 2016
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This story is told by Isabelle, one of Henry's sisters, the one that somehow came to seem most real to me. She has serial one night stands because she can't handle getting close to anyone. Then th ...more
The story line of the book m ...more
That's not to say I cried the whole time. The characters are hilarious, actually quite over-the-top strange. From the dementia-plagued Grandma who thinks she's Amelia Earhart to the religion-obsessed niec ...more
Profanity, violence against women and promiscuity although it felt story appropriate and not gratuitious.
Anyhow, I didn't hate this book... The sisters were interesting, though in serious need of psychological help, and I appreciated their stro ...more
Well...ok, maybe one time...but who didn't cry when Beth bites the big one in "Little Women?"
But this book had me sobbing over Henry with the rest of the Bommarito family and Trillium River community.
Maybe it was where the novel was set, as I have lived in the Columbia River Gorge for 13 years, and up until July 2010 worked in Hood River (which Trillium River suspiciously resembles...)
Maybe it was the connection between the three sisters and how each one was ...more
Isabelle Bommarito is a mess.
She continuously picks up men... connects for a night and then disposes of them quickly. As in now... as in LEAVE.
Cecilia Bommarito is depressed. Her husband is having an affair right under her nose. And so she eats... and eats... and eats while her ange ...more
Henry's Sisters is about a family that has endured a lot of pain. The pain left each member of the family crippled in some way. Momma is cruel and unloving to e ...more
Henry’s Sisters by Cathy Lamb is a contemporary, realistic women’s fiction novel that deals with family, strength and forgiveness. I loved this book! It was just so emotional — I cried so many times! I suggest you have tissues at the ready if you plan to read this novel.
The novel was well-written, as I was able to picture Henry and Grandma running around on the lawn, sunshine filtering through the small and colourful bottles on the kitchen window ...more
This book had me dry sobbing.
At once both heartbreakingly beautiful and tragic this book follows the story of the Bommarito family told through the eyes of Isabelle, the twin of Cecilia and sister to both Henry, who is a special needs boy, and Janie. Their mother River is about to go in for open heart surgery and that brings the girls back ...more
The three sisters revitalize the family bakery and Henry lives his life exuberantly and in love. The sisters love each other and fight with each other, the enormity of both is incredible. Th ...more
The characters are many & wonderful - some are wonderfully awful. Dad - a returned Vietnam War prisoner of war with PTSD who abandons his family for their safety; Momma - a woman who suffers from chronic depression & does what she has to take ...more
She then embarked on her notable academic career where she e ...more