Like a Sister

Like a Sister

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It is 1956, and thirteeen-year-old Sister must raise her three siblings on her own, as her mother, Marnie, has a new boyfriend who isn't interested in kids. Taking charge of her life, Sister befriends a kindly neighbor named Willa, who appears to be everything a mother should be. But when a respected and powerful man in town notices that Sister is blossoming -- unsupervised -- into quite a young woman, trouble starts to brew. Willa soon steps in to intervene, and Sister thinks she may have found salvation. But within the pages of Like a Sister, things are never what they seem.Depicting a vulnerable, heartbreaking, and richly Southern world, Like a Sister allows readers to gaze through the eyes of a young whom they will not soon forget.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 134.1 x 202.2 x 12.4mm | 174.18g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0060931795
  • 9780060931797

Review quote

"Sensuous, swift, full of sparkling twists, hers is a voice so rich that a single page can be thrilling."-- "New York Times Book Review""[Janice Daugharty is] a natural-born writer, one of those Georgia women like O'Connor, McCullers, or Siddons that are best grown in small towns, a long way from city lights. There is a lot of red clay and long nights in every line she putson paper." -- Pat Conroy"Daugharty writes taut and vivid prose that brands white-hot images on your gray matter and makes you sit up straight with admiration."-- Lisa Alther, "Washington Post Book World"Reading Janice Daugharty is like sitting on a Georgia porch listening to family tales, squabbles, and secrets. She knows her territory, evoking her home state and its people with grace and poignancy." -- Michael Lee West"Daugharty's books continue to illuminate a part of southern Georgia that she calls Swanooche County. What leaps out from this novel is the brave, plaintive way Sister views her life."-- "The Orlando Sentinel"Daugharty's ear is excellent, her language concise and precise. Readers will enjoy Daugharty's shrewd and colorful prose."-- "Atlanta Journal Constitution
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64 ratings
3.34 out of 5 stars
5 12% (8)
4 30% (19)
3 44% (28)
2 8% (5)
1 6% (4)
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