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The Girls: A Novel
by Lori Lansens

Published: 2007-04-10
Paperback : 346 pages
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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 ...
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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.

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  "Enjoyable due to the unique subject; well written,interesting and personal. It was not a page turner, but a nice read."by sandra721 (see profile) 08/25/08

 
  "This is the best story of sister love i've ever read"by kfoulks (see profile) 07/18/08

I've read hundreds and hundreds of books, and this stands out in my top 5. The first paragraph was stunning, and moved me to tears. I loved their Aunt so much... without her those girls would have been... (read more)

 
  "LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"by Hosozawa (see profile) 09/13/07

I'm surprised at some of the reviews of this stirring, emotional book. Strange subject matter but after a while you don't think of "The Girls" as conjoined. Loved it and didn't want it to end.

 
  "Interesting topic- well explored"by MarloD (see profile) 08/08/07

This book has the feel of a true memoir, although a work of fiction. I really enjoyed getting into minds of each conjoined twin and seeing their individuality come through.

 
  "Only Ok... didn't stimulate much conversation..."by arielmerm8 (see profile) 08/08/07

We talked about it, but it wasn't that interesting of a conversation. The book was only so-so... not a page-turner by any means, but readable.

 
  "Interesting read on the life of conjoined twins."by Momto5 (see profile) 07/16/07

I loved how both sisters wrote from their points of view in the book. I felt like I got to know these unique girls and their struggles of being conjoined, but also the unique love they share.

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