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"This lyrical and haunting story of two sisters, their troubling past, and the terrible secrets they each want buried will stay with you long after you [finish the novel]." -Harlan Coben From her lookout in the crumbling mansion that was her childhood home, Ginny watches and waits for her younger sister to arrive. Vivien has not set foot in the house since she left nearly fifty years ago; the reclusive Ginny has rarely ventured out, retreating into the precise routines that define her days, carrying on her father's solitary work studying moths. As the sisters revisit their shared past, they realize that their recollections differ in essential and unsettling ways. Before long, the deeply buried resentments that have shaped both their lives rise to the surface, and Vivien's presence threatens to disrupt Ginny's carefully ordered world. Told in Ginny's unforgettable voice, this subtle and chilling debut novel tells an extraordinary story of how families are capable of undoing themselves-especially in the name of love. From the Compact Disc edition.
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|Grouping Author||adams poppy|
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|author||Adams, Poppy, 1972-|
|available_at_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Main Library - Adult Fiction|
Born into a long line of distinguished lepidopterists, scientists who study moths and butterflies, Ginny and Vivien grew up in a sprawling Victorian home. Forty-seven years later, Ginny lives there alone, tending to her moths and obsessions amid the ghosts of her past.
But when her sister Vivien returns to the crumbling family mansion, dark, unspoken secrets rise, disrupting Ginny's ordered life and threatening the family's fragile peace. Told in Ginny's unforgettable voice, this debut novel tells a disquieting story of two sisters and the ties that bind-sometimes a little too tightly.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
|format_catalog||Book, eAudiobook, eBook|
|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||9780307268167, 9780307269263, 9781415949665|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000308936|Book|Books|1st U.S. ed.|English|Alfred A. Knopf,|2008.|273 p. ; 25 cm., overdrive:214f89f8-3dbf-4af9-95aa-0a0f3d5aafb4|eBook|eBook||English|Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|2008|, overdrive:d2f47767-fffa-4cd2-a006-943b3c3f8761|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group|2008||
|subject_facet||Alienation (Social psychology) -- Fiction, Family secrets -- Fiction, Moths -- Fiction, Sisters -- Fiction|
|title_display||The sister : a novel|
|title_full||The Sister, The sister : a novel / by Poppy Adams|
|title_short||The sister :|
|topic_facet||Alienation (Social psychology), Family secrets, Fiction, Literature, Moths, Sisters, Thriller|