Sisterland

Sisterland

A Novel

Large Print - 2013 | Large print edition.
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"When the strongest earthquake in U.S. history occurs just north of their St. Louis home, Kate and Jeremy find the disaster further complicated by Kate's self-proclaimed-medium twin's prediction about a more powerful earthquake, a situation that places Kate under public scrutiny and reveals her own psychic abilities."--Publisher.
Publisher: Detroit :, Thorndike Press,, 2013.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410460189
1410460185
9781594137112
Characteristics: 647 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Alternative Title: Sister land.
Summary: "When the strongest earthquake in U.S. history occurs just north of their St. Louis home, Kate and Jeremy find the disaster further complicated by Kate's self-proclaimed-medium twin's prediction about a more powerful earthquake, a situation that places Kate under public scrutiny and reveals her own psychic abilities."--Publisher.

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JRR47
Apr 16, 2019

I'm assuming that it is either really easy to make the NYT best seller list or that only her book was written and the field considerably narrowed. The writing, the characters and the plot (which was a real let down) were mediocre at best. The prologue was the only good part of the book. Don't waste your time with this when there is good literature to be read.

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CRAFTLADY
Mar 09, 2019

To pick up at Castle Pines library

shokolit Apr 17, 2018

I loved this book. What I enjoyed the most (other than the fluent, well written story), was that the plot kept surprising me. Curtis Sittenfeld is becoming, from reading one of her books to the next, my favorite author.

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Soundreader
Jul 03, 2017

I really enjoyed this book and the complicated relationship between these twin sisters. The idea that one has more psychic abilities than the other was an interesting twist. Having a sister, I can relate the protagonist, who feels at times constrained by her sister and yet unable to not be near her or to love her, even when her sister does not make the best of choices. There was a lot to unpack in this book. Good for a book club discussion.

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SLyden
Jun 26, 2015

I don't have to like a protagonist to enjoy a book, though maybe that would have helped.

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Wong_Anne
Jun 09, 2015

Twin sisters who at a young age learn that they have a ‘sense’ of the future. As adults Kate has suppressed any hint of the ability but her sister Violet has become a psychic. When Vi makes a public declaration about an upcoming disaster, Kate is once again brought into the spotlight. The story is about familial loyalty and divides.

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Blabbermouth
Mar 20, 2015

This was my 1st read of Curtis Sittenfeld. I enjoyed her writing style. It just seemed so real & honest, no pretence. She revealed a dry humour throughout. Other people who know this author are disappointed with this particular book, no one rates it very high so I am eager to read others written by her 'cos I liked it well enough. I considered it a goodish read.

Jane60201 Jul 12, 2014

Good but not great. To me an accurate picture of family life of young families today.

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meggos
Jul 03, 2014

It sounded real interesting but was way too wordy and just way to detail about life. Sometimes those can be ok but not this one. I was sad that the end was not the way it should be but that can happen in real life.

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miranda57
Jan 21, 2014

I found the characters all extremely annoying. Even the 2 year old Rosie who can only refer to herself in the third person. Kate is a stuck up prude, Vi is a bohemian slob. Supporting characters are equally one dimensional. Ugh.

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