My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece

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My sister Rose lives on the mantelpiece.Well, some of her does.A collarbone, two ribs, a bit of skull, and a little toe.
To ten-year-old Jamie, his family has fallen apart because of the loss of someone he barely remembers: his sister Rose, who died five years ago in a terrorist bombing. To his father, life is impossible to make sense of when he lives in a world that could so cruelly take away a ten-year-old girl. To Rose's surviving fifteen year old twin, Jas, everyday she lives in Rose's ever present shadow, forever feeling the loss like a limb, but unable to be seen for herself alone. Told with warmth and humor, this powerful novel is a sophisticated take on one family's struggle to make sense of the loss that's torn them apart... and their discovery of what it means to stay together.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 211 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 17mm | 222g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0316176893
  • 9780316176897
  • 187,410

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* "[A] striking debut. Realistic, gritty and uplifting."--Kirkus (starred review)
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About Annabel Pitcher

Annabel Pitcher is the award-winning author of My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece. She graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English Literature. She lives in Yorkshire with her husband.
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10,581 ratings
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2 4% (429)
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