Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sisterland: A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld

Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
Not what I was expecting. In this complex story told by Kate/aka Daisy, we got back and forth from Kate's childhood through adulthood and her present life. Daisy and Violet are identical twins who share "senses" - esp-like - in which they can sometimes see the future and know things about others. In high school, after some drama, they are known as "witches" and so, Daisy changes her name to Kate when she is in college to escape her weird past. Vi, however embraces the weirdness and becomes a psychic. Kate goes on to have a nice suburban family life - with a few twists that occur when she colludes with Vi in making predictions and in Kate's friendship with Hank, a friend who is a stay at home dad. I found the story to be funny, sad, gripping and unsettling. I liked the book and could not put it down, but I was not thrilled with the ending. I got a free copy of this book to review from Netgalley.

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