Rarely has the experience of being a sister been so poignantly and memorably captured as in Lori Lansens's triumphant novel. The Girls celebrates life's fundamental joys and trials as it presents Rose and Ruby, sisters destined to live inseparably but blessed with distinct sensibilities that... show more
Rarely has the experience of being a sister been so poignantly and memorably captured as in Lori Lansens's triumphant novel. The Girls celebrates life's fundamental joys and trials as it presents Rose and Ruby, sisters destined to live inseparably but blessed with distinct sensibilities that enrich and complicate their shared experiences-of growing up, of finding their way in the world, of saying good-bye.Readers who encounter the girls will find it hard to resist falling under their spell.
Publish date: April 10th 2007
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Pages no: 346
Edition language: English
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Ruby and Rose have a small place in my heart. This book is about so much more that it's description. Highly recommend it!
The story is about Rose and Ruby who are conjoined twins that are connected at the head. The book is written as if Rose was writing and the book was her autobiography. Ruby contributes chapters to the story as well.The story itself is sweet. Rose tells the reader everything about her life: how her a...
I'll admit straight out that I mostly picked up this book because I'm fascinated by cojoined twins. I can't imagine what it must be like to be that closely linked to another person ALL THE TIME. Reading it made me wonder how close to reality Lori Lansens got, because she's obviously not cojoined her...
This completes my reading of Ms. Lansens books to date. I hope she has another one on the way soon. Rose and Ruby are conjoined twins born in Leaford, Ontario during “the tornado”. Their young unwed mother runs from the hospital and they are adopted by Aunt Lovey (the nurse who helped deliver the...
Rose and Ruby's story is one that keeps you enthralled until the last page. Their birth and subsequent abandonment takes place during a tornado, where their stepmother begins her life-long job of protecting them from the press and crowds. They grow up quietly in a small town, living on a farm where ...