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My Sister, Myself

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Hungary, 1956. Russian tanks brutally crush the revolution against the Communist regime. Sisters Katalin and Marika escape Budapest with their family and settle in London.

However, the past is not so easily left behind. Their father is a wanted man, and the sisters’ relationship hangs in the balance. Their futures are shaped by loss. For Katalin, this means the failure of
Kindle Edition, 295 pages
Published July 31st 2018 by SilverWood Books
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Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jill Treseder provides a rich, multilayered tapestry in this story of two sisters' complex relationship as they grow from children to adulthood. Set in Hungary, Austria and England, each young woman's character develops as each confronts many external and internal challenges. The author intertwines historical drama, family conflict, mystery, and coming of age elements. At the heart of the novel, however, is the sisters' love-hate battle with each other. It is simultaneously compelling, frustrati ...more
Sep 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book "My Sister, Myself" from NetGalley and all opinions expressed are my own. I thought that this was an interesting book. Historical fiction is something that I have just been getting into for reading. The story is about two sisters, Katalin and Marika and their life during the war.
Dianne McMahan
Sep 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Fascinating read about the love hate relationship between two,sisters.
As evacuees from Hungary,they should have been each other's best friend,but jealously and life's circumstances made them anything but ?
Secret Agents,Politics and long kept family secrets make this a highly entertaining Historical read.
Would highly recommend !I

Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for the opportunity to Read and review "My Sister, Myself"
Diane Edbauer
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This intriguing historical novel is about the complicated relationship between sisters. 'My Sister, Myself' by Jill Treseder takes place in Britain after the sisters and their family fled from Hungary in 1956. The Hungarian Revolution had begun, Russian tanks were in the streets trying to crush the Communists. The family was forced to flee from Hungary because their father was an underground reporter for the resistance. Their father was a wanted man. Shortly after their arrival in London, the gi ...more
Karen Cole
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have a feeling that I'll still be thinking about Katalin and Marika for a long time, so engrossed was I by their lives in this beautifully engaging novel. It's a book which is both an extraordinary tale of the two sisters' lives after they were forced to flee Hungary and an instantly relatable story about family dynamics - the secrets and lies, the words that should have been said and those that could have been left unsaid.
The novel opens in 1950 when Katalin is just six years old and dreams o
Dec 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Before I started reading My Sister, Myself I was under the impression it was auto biographical. Why, I have no idea, I must have misread the blurb. But all the way through, I couldn’t shake off that feeling, even though it is fictional.
I do know there were problems in some parts of Europe after WW2 but am ashamed to say I know nothing about what happened in Hungary. In the novel the things seen and described are through the eyes of a young girl. The things that somebody that age should never see
Enjoyed the story and getting to know Marika and Katalin. It wasn't what I expected. I thought it would deal more with the Hungarian Revolution and how the family were able to escape. The book was more about Marika and Katalin's relationship and living in Great Britain. In the beginning I couldn't stand Marika. When Katalin and her father finally make it to Austria, Marika is more concerned about a teddy bear's jumper than how her sister and father survived their journey. Marika was also a terro ...more
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Dec 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
MySister, Myself is a skillful portrayal of family dynamics and the situational impact the world we live in can have on these relationships.

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Jill Treseder’s first career was in professional social work and the second in the human side of management development. This work led to a PhD, and eventually, in 2004, to the publication of 'The Wise Woman Within: Spirals to Wholeness', a self-development book for women exploring feminine wisdom.

Since 2008 she has been able to focus on her third career of writing fiction which is what she’s wan