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Monday, March 17, 2014

Sisterland

 


Chapter 1
September 2009
St. Louis, Missouri

" 'The shaking started around three in the morning, and it happened that I was already awake because I'd nursed Owen at two and then, instead of going back to sleep, I'd lain there brooding about the fight I'd had at lunch with my sister, Vi. I'd driven with Owen and Rosie in the backseat to pick up Vi, and the four of us had gone to Hacienda. We'd finished eating and I was collecting Rosie's stray food from the tabletop--once I had imagined I wouldn't be the kind of mother who ordered chicken tenders for her child off the menu at a Mexican restaurant--when Vi said, 'So I have a date tomorrow.' "


I have just begun reading Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld and am interested thus far. The protagonist is a woman whose twin sister's personality is the diametrically opposite of the main character. My guess: Therein lies the story.
 
" 'I was being baited, but I tried to match Vi's casual tone as I said, 
"Did you meet online?' "

Does this book interest you?

14 comments:

Book Dragon said...

love twin stories and I have a daughter with online experience so I'd check it out

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I'd keep reading, as I am now curious about this sisters. enjoy and thanks for sharing.

grammajudyb said...

I have had this one on my list for a little while. I would keep reading. I don't have a twin sister, but I do have just 1 sister. Thanks for sharing.

JoAnn said...

I've been interested in this one... hope you enjoy it!

Literary Feline said...

I've heard wonderful things about this author's work. I like the sound of the opening. I would keep reading.

gautami tripathy said...

What an intro/teaser!! I would pick it up....

Here is my intro post!

and

Here is my teaser post

Nise' said...

I recently finished this book.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I had mixed feelings about the characters in this story, but it was definitely memorable.

Thanks for sharing...and here's MY TUESDAY POST


kelley jensen said...

I'd keep reading it sounds pretty interesting. enjoy your book. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

Peggy Farooqi said...

Though the intro sounds a bit confusing to me, I've heard good things about this book.
My post is here

Margot said...

I'd keep reading. I like to know more about these sisters.

Mereknits said...

It looks like a terrific book, let us know what you think when you have finished it.
Hugs,
Meredith

Melinda said...

The last time I read a review on this book I decided to read it, but never did... :(

Sheri said...

I have never head of this book. Sounds interesting, thanks for sharing!
Here is my Teaser!