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The Sister by Poppy Adams
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Jul 09, 2008

it was ok
Recommended to Jeanne by: New York Times
Recommended for: fans of The Thirteenth Tale
Read in July, 2008

I finished this book and immediately asked myself, "What happened?" I have no idea!

Quickly: this is the story of two sisters, Ginny and Vivi. Both grew up in a crazy, old mansion with some crazy parents. Maud was their alcoholic mother, and Clive was their moth-obsessed father. A creepy accident involving Vivi falling from the bell tower (as a child) always looms in the background.

Ginny has always lived in the family home, and Vivi has just returned, as a retiree. The two old sisters haven't seen each other in years, and it's hard to tell why they've been estranged. Over the course of a weekend, their history will be revealed. But not completely!

I kept reading, despite the less than stellar writing, because I wanted to know the truth about the goings on in the home. It's hinted that Ginny is an unreliable narrator, but we never really know if that's true.

Very, very frustrating!!!
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message 1: by Cyd (new) - rated it 2 stars

Cyd The Sister was very frustrating to me as well. I kept waiting for some great revelation. The moth talk got boring too.

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