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The Sister

Adams, Poppy

ISBN 10: 030738831X / 0-307-38831-X
ISBN 13: 9780307388315
Publisher: Anchor
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Softcover
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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.

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Book Description: Anchor, 2009. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Ms. Adams has a lot to offer: a plain but compelling prose style, a wealth of incident and a deft psychological acuity." Martin Rubin,The Wall Street Journal "With it's stylish prose, taut plotting and dark psychology,The Sisteris reminiscent of the best books by Ruth Rendell's alter-ego, Barbara Vine.[Poppy Adams] writes sparkling prose and expertly weaves into the action what seems an inexhaustible knowledge of moths." Dennis Drabelle,The Washington Post Book World "Dark and sinister,The Sisterdraws you in like a moth to a flame.A wholly satisfying character study with heart throbbing twists that will leave you shuddering." Chris Stuckenschneider,The Missourian "Suspenseful.Adams creates an engrossing atmosphere of gothic mystery." The New Yorker "Captivating.The odd characters who make upThe Sisterare extraordinary, each one more unsettling than the next, and their fractured group portrait is deliciously chilling." Susan Miron,The Miami Herald "The Sisteris an ideal book for discussion groups, because it prompts analysis with a surprise ending that is both stunning and ambiguous." Mandy Twaddell,The Providence Journal "The Sisteris powered by the same sort of confidently rendered literary suspense that propelled Donna Tartt'sThe Secret Historyonto best-seller lists.Ms. Adams makes Ginny such an intriguingly unreliable narrator that the reader is continually kept off balance." Michiko Kakutani,The New York Times "Adams spins a suspenseful, provocative, deliberately ambiguous tale about decay and disrepairof people and the bonds between themand about the harm that comes from even well-intended secrecy and silence." Laura Collins-Hughes,New York Sun "The great beauty of this splendid first novel lies in Ginny's voice, perfectly clear, controlled and calm.A brilliant narrative performance." Barbara Fisher,The Boston Globe "Readers will be haunted by this chilling psychological drama." Sue Corbett,People Magazine "Deliciously creepy.[The Sister] reminds us of A.S. Byatt, Kate Atkinson and Stephen King having a house party." Colette Bancroft,The Detroit News "A genuinely eerie thriller.a chilling contemporary gothic." Margaret Flanagan,Booklist "A chilling and disturbing novel." Laurel Bliss,Library Journal,starred review "Chilling.an eerie and accomplished debut." Publishers Weekly "Engrossing." Kirkus Reviews "Whatever Happened to Baby Janecomes to Devon, in Adams's gothic tale of madness, sibling rivalry and lepidoptera. Adams is a skillful, entertaining storyteller.' The Guardian "This is a dark book, but an extremely funny one, recalling Mark Haddon and Barbara Trapido by turns. A brilliantly paced debut." Daily Mail "[A] striking debut novel.[The Sister]is also, in its quietly idiosyncratic way, a novel of ideas. When Ginny reflects on the 'analytic and scientific' cast of mind she inherited from her father, it's difficult not to think of Keats and the 'touch of cold philosopy' that 'unweaves' the poetry of natural phenomena. Adams took a risk in deciding to tell her story in the flat, abstracted voice of someone who has devoted her life to a 'little known insect.' But it is a convincing, true voice and it is to Adams's credit that she sustains it as she does." <i. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_030738831X

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