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Sisterland | [Curtis Sittenfeld]

Sisterland

For identical twins, Kate and Violet are about as unlike as two peas from the same pod can be. Except for their 'Senses', a special kind of intuition that can allow them to see things that are yet to come. When one day Violet ignites a media storm by predicting a major earthquake in the St Louis area where they live, Kate’s normal suburban family life is turned upside down.
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For identical twins, Kate and Violet are about as unlike as two peas from the same pod can be. Except for their 'Senses', a special kind of intuition that can allow them to see things that are yet to come.

When one day Violet ignites a media storm by predicting a major earthquake in the St Louis area where they live, Kate’s normal suburban family life is turned upside down.

©2013 Curtis Sittenfeld (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Thoroughly enjoyable. The plot is beautifully paced, the writing quick, clear, absorbing...A sweeping saga" (The Times)

"Such an accomplished work of fiction...inventive and original, American Wife is a thrilling combination of history and surprises" (Guardian)

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  • Julia
    Oxford, United Kingdom
    12/5/13
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    "Good story"
    Where does Sisterland rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10


    What other book might you compare Sisterland to, and why?

    To Sittenfeld's previous books "American Wife" and "Prep" which I loved. This isn't quite as brilliant as the other two, but I really enjoyed it nevertheless. The ending felt a little contrived to me, but that's just a small niggle.


    What about Laurence Bouvard’s performance did you like?

    I thought it was spot on.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It's a quiet story, but very absorbing. The portrayal of the relationship between the two sisters is utterly convincing. There were a few moments which made me laugh out loud.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Philippa
    Reading, United Kingdom
    1/29/14
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    "Excellent listening experience!"

    I must say I was really impressed by this book and enjoyed it very much. I've not read her other books but found the concept intriguing. There are aspects of it that are disappointing and some of the most fascinating details are just skated over, but I enjoyed it so much I listened to it in bed and as I did the washing up! (Instead of just in the car) I got so caught up in the life of Kate that I've missed her since the end of the book!

    Downsides were: this is not a plot driven novel and I do prefer those! And the way the narrator read the voice of the black character kind of sounded like she thought he was written by Mark Twain! And he wasn't a southern ex slave....!

    Other than that I strongly recommend it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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