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Two Sisters

A Novel
Hogan, Mary (Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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"The third child in a family that wanted only two, Muriel Sullivant has always been the outsider. Single at twenty-three, she's living in a New York City rent-stabilized walk-up, a weaver finch nest of an apartment fitted out as much by serendipity as by intent: note the three-legged bedside table, her squat hand-painted pine dresser, a splotchy framed mirror, the spindled bathroom corner shelf. Her old sister, Pia-who lives in an endless house in Connecticut with her handsome, thick-haired husband, Will; her tween daughter, Emma; and a frothy, russet-colored Labradoodle named Root Beer-is altogether Muriel's opposite. Muriel eats takeout from the carton; Pia makes salads from the micro greens in her garden. Pia also takes "me" time to pray and do yoga, and she believes every word in the bible, her faith pure and unquestioning. Pia is remarkably like their mother, Lidia. So Muriel would prefer not to spend a Saturday afternoon with her sister, no doubt dispatched by Lidia to lecture her about slimming down and toning up, highlighting her hair, getting a better job, and moving into an elevator building. Only this time, is different. Distressingly so. Pia leaves Muriel without a single instruction in self-improvement and with a terrible secret she is sworn to keep"--
Authors: Hogan, Mary, 1957-
Title: Two sisters
a novel
Publisher: New York, NY :, William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 365, 7 pages :,illustrations ;,21 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Includes P.S. Insights, interviews & more...
Summary: "The third child in a family that wanted only two, Muriel Sullivant has always been the outsider. Single at twenty-three, she's living in a New York City rent-stabilized walk-up, a weaver finch nest of an apartment fitted out as much by serendipity as by intent: note the three-legged bedside table, her squat hand-painted pine dresser, a splotchy framed mirror, the spindled bathroom corner shelf. Her old sister, Pia-who lives in an endless house in Connecticut with her handsome, thick-haired husband, Will; her tween daughter, Emma; and a frothy, russet-colored Labradoodle named Root Beer-is altogether Muriel's opposite. Muriel eats takeout from the carton; Pia makes salads from the micro greens in her garden. Pia also takes "me" time to pray and do yoga, and she believes every word in the bible, her faith pure and unquestioning. Pia is remarkably like their mother, Lidia. So Muriel would prefer not to spend a Saturday afternoon with her sister, no doubt dispatched by Lidia to lecture her about slimming down and toning up, highlighting her hair, getting a better job, and moving into an elevator building. Only this time, is different. Distressingly so. Pia leaves Muriel without a single instruction in self-improvement and with a terrible secret she is sworn to keep"--
Local Note: 15 16 17 18 24 53 60 74 76 113 118 133 143 148 167 173 182 210 216 222 242 243 250 264
ISBN: 0062279939
9780062279934
Statement of Responsibility: Mary Hogan
Subject Headings: Family secrets Fiction. Mothers and daughters Fiction. Individual differences Fiction. Sisters Fiction.
Genre/Form: Love stories.
Domestic fiction.
Topical Term: Family secrets
Mothers and daughters
Individual differences
Sisters
LCCN: 2013018557
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May 31, 2014
  • hcfrench rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great summer easy read. Sad at times but entertaining and well written.

Apr 12, 2014
  • LaughingOne rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Got halfway through the book because I had nothing else with me to read. Couldn't get into it and didn't finish it. I didn't find any of the characters at all likeable or even people I could identify with.

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