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A Tale of Two Sisters by Anna Maxted

A Tale of Two Sisters

by Anna Maxted

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Her major plot point is a miscarraige. The second sister is not very likable. ( )
  picardyrose | May 14, 2011 |
This book surprised me. While just as punchy as Maxted's other efforts in chick lit, this is as much a warm, heartfelt book about responsibility and growing up as it is a dry comedy. The story takes turns between the narratives of two sisters, Lizbet and Cassie, as they struggle through their relationships (Lizbet is single but committed, whereas Cassie is married but questioning her vows), their jobs (editor and lawyer, respectively), and their feelings for each other just as a surprise, followed by a tragedy, hit the family. Perhaps it sounds a bit cliche, but trust me when I say that this is Maxted's best book, rife with wit and cynicism, pushing her out of the chick lit pigeonhole. ( )
  EKAnderson | Jun 22, 2008 |
This is the type of book that I like: great character development and interesting dialogue. The reviewer from the Washington Post says Maxted writes in a "droll comedic voice". It really has the tone I like in a book. While keeping a light-hearted feel, it explored all kinds of mother, sister, relationship and even religious issues. Maxted has some great, funny lines like when the character says that her fear of children is "like a fear of spiders, only rational". Or when she says her sister's loud, shocking comments are the "verbal equivalent of a low-cut blouse". The only reason I don't give it five stars is there are some parts that geta little too sappy, but overall a highly recommended read. ( )
  chandraceta | Apr 11, 2008 |
Classic Maxted. Very entertaining and funny. ( )
  KrystalFehrenbach | Jul 27, 2007 |
I am a fan of Anna Maxted, but this book was definitely not as good as her previous novels. It almost seems like she doesn't really want to write anymore.
The story is about to sisters. One of them desperately wants a baby, and the other one, whose life was already perfect as it seemed, becomes pregnant. However, some lives just aren't as perfect as they seem. ( )
  emhromp2 | Jul 18, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0525949739, Hardcover)

The bestselling author of Getting Over It and Running in Heels, a writer who "excels at creating winning characters and placing them in artfully crafted muddles" (Florida Sun-Sentinel) has created an unforgettable story of siblings in the best of times and the worst of times in London.

Lizbet and Cassie are sisters and, though they’ve always wanted different things, best friends as well. But that’s about to change.

Cassie is skinny, clever, charismatic, successful—every not-so-perfect girl’s worst nightmare. The one defect in her quality-controlled life may be her marriage.

Lizbet is plumper, plainer, dreamier. She’s desperate to make her name as a journalist, but is stuck writing embarrassing articles on sex for a men’s magazine. Her one achievement is her relationship with Tim, who thinks she’s amusing and smart—even when she asks ditzy questions.

Confronted by challenges that they never asked for, enticed by new loves, and forced apart by mistakes not their own, will Cassie and Lizbet ever figure out how to get back to the simple goodness of their sisterhood, even as their lives take them on a collision course of heartache and new beginnings?

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Two physically and tempermentally dissimilar sisters remain friends until a family crisis changes their worlds.

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