Monday, April 22, 2013

Review: Sisterland By: Curtis Sittenfeld

Sisterland: A NovelSisterland: A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

What an great read. One that explores and offers the reader to explore their past, future, and all that comes between. The complexity of the relationships that we hold in our lives are explored through the main character, Kate Tucker. What is it that lead us on the course we are on? And the people around us?
I found that from the relationship Kate has with her father, her husband, her sister, even her friends and husband's co workers - that she was a much more intricate character.
The book flashes back and forth in the moments within the life of Kate. The read was very raw in the way that this is how natural reviewing one's life comes.
Identical twins Daisy (now Kate) and Violet have had the ups and down of growing up, life, and relationships, but they also have ESP. With flashes into the past, you can see the true differences between the two girls. One becoming free spirited, embracing her gift - the other almost neurotic, searching for "normalcy" and perfection.
Violet goes on tv to announce a great big earthquake - the countdown begins and so does the unraveling of Kate's life.
As I finished the last page I found I was asking myself - are we capable of forgiving our own transgressions, what we have done and what we have failed to do.

I think that this book would be great in a book club discussion.

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