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The Orphan Sister by Gwendolen Gross
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Linda Bouley This book's premise was interesting...a set of twins - two identical and one fraternal. I chronicles their journey into adulthood through the backdrop of a family crisis involving their parent's marriage. The actual situation would reveal too much of the secret involved, but it brings some new insights to these 30 year old women...the identical ones, Odetta & Octavia, are MDs like their pompous father and both about to deliver their first born. The third sister Clem is trying to get into veterinary school and struggling with the death of her boyfriend and her attraction to his former roommate. All rolled into this is the theme of 2 sisters vs 1. I likesd the characters, but I right from the beginning I struggled with what for me was and awkward writing style...i.e the structure of sentences and flow of the prose. I never mind when a story moves back in time and then re-arrives in the present. I just thought this was done rather oddly and sometimes I found myself confused. Not sorry I read it though because the story was so strong. Others may not be troubled by the style.


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