Lark and Robin are half-sisters whose similarities end at being named for birds. While Lark is shy and studious, Robin is wild and artistic. Rais ...more
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Between the book cover, the author’s lovely name (this is my first novel by Alix Ohlin, - not my last), and the well written descriptive blurb - I knew instantly that I was wanted to read this.
This 288 page novel ( ebook for me) - narrated with intimate storytelling - solemn - genuine - timeless - filled with awareness of thought - emotional connectedness - and illustrates the profound impact and consequences of how family tensions bind u ...more
I filmed the teenagers who gathered at the ice cream parlor, the girls flirting by pressing their hands quickly to the boys' arms and then recoiling from their muscles as if burned; the boys yelling insults to each other or calling out from the rolled-down windows of passing cars, everyone performing, summertime a stage. I was recording an adolescence I'd never had. In the garden shed I cut the film together, cicadas and girls, old men and moonlight. All my life I'd gathered tidbits – things I...more
But their relationship is not always good. They do drift apart, eventually to get back together again.
I had a sister once and appreciate reading stories about girl siblings. The relationship do ...more
This one held my attention, but didn't leave me riveted. The character of Lark is extremely well-developed and the structure of the book is comfortable. It moves steadily with some minor bumps and moments of discomfort, but overall just feels like a mellow flow.
It didn't really feel like there were any strong developments and even those things that the author likely intended to be huge and impres ...more
I started reading this book not remembering what the synopsis said so I honestly had no idea what to expect. After reading the first couple pages about the wolf I honestly thought it was going to be some sort of fantasy book. Which it definitely is not. (Thank god) I was most interested in the first section, labeled as childhood. As they grew up and moved ...more
This is the story of two sisters named Lark and Robin. They have a very narcissistic mother who lacks any sort of mothering qualities (kind of like my mom) and each have different fathers who are out of the picture. Lark is an aspiring movie maker/editor and Robin is a little more on the feral side. Lark is especially attached to Robin as she was the on ...more
A beautifully written and tender story!
How have I not read anything by this author before?! So this book hit me pretty hard. The storytelling was so real and intimate. Families can be hard, growing up is hard, mothers and daughters relationships can be hard. And I found the author captured this quite well making me appreciate the genuineness of this story.
It reveals so many truths about relationships, life, heartache, lonliness and ...more
A mother that really didn't want to be a mother. Two sisters, Lark and Robin both so different but the same due to the bond of sisterhood that helped them get through a difficult childhood devoid of motherly love. They both take different paths and make different choices...Lark follows her dreams of the film world and Robin fights against her talent and the forced training to be great. They grow apart but come together in the end to ...more
Recommended for readers who like stories that examine sister relationships.