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The Girls: A Novel



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Author
Lansens, Lori
Descriptors
Abandonment
Canadian Authors
Conjoined Twins
Literate Fiction
Twins
Young Women
Location/Setting:
Canada
Time Period:
21st Century
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Summary
Rose and Ruby are `the girls,` the oldest living cranophiagus twins, raised by Aunt Ruby, the nurse who delivered them, and Uncle Stash, a Slovak emigre, in a small Canadian town. Approaching their 30th birthday, Rose, a would-be novelist and poet, begins to write their autobiography, encouraging Ruby, a budding archeologist, to add a few chapters of her own. Rose's chapters are literary - witty, observant and thoughtful, while Ruby's, the more practical twin, are detailed and diary like. Both chronicle their courage and ordinariness, as well as the love and wisdom with which they were raised.
Critique
A moving, sparkling novel. Character driven, the voices of Rose and Ruby reveal their uniqueness as well as their dependence and deep love for each other. Highly recommended.
ISBN
0316069035
  iBistro
# of Pages
352
Published
2006
Formats
Reviewer's Initials: DO CO


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