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The Girls: A Novel by Lori Lansens

The Girls: A Novel (original 2005; edition 2007)

by Lori Lansens

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Title:The Girls: A Novel
Authors:Lori Lansens
Info:Back Bay Books (2007), Paperback, 368 pages
Collections:Your library, To read

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The Girls by Lori Lansens (2005)


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I would only continue to read this book if I had nothing else worthwhile to read. It was kind of interesting, but only kind of, and the vaunted love between the sisters was not apparent. ( )
  cherilove | Jun 4, 2017 |
this was an amazing read. I had to remind myself that it was fiction. It follows the ups and downs of life for Ruby and Rose who are conjoined twins. You really feel involved in their life and it certainly brought me to tears at the end. ( )
  Northern_Light | Dec 20, 2016 |
I didn't realize until I was well into this book that had I not had to read it for book club, I'd have picked it up and read it only because of its weird hook-- the novelty of a book about conjoined twins. I would have read it because of its... ickiness, for lack of a better word (and to try here to be honest). So, illuminating, then, to realize and be ashamed of my shallowness when I fell in love with Rose and Ruby, and realize unforgiveably late the wonder of these characters. A truly heartbreaking and wondrous novel. I wish these girls were real. ( )
  jjaylynny | Nov 12, 2016 |
A very good book about conjoined twins and the competing desire for independence and togetherness all at once. ( )
  BookConcierge | Feb 16, 2016 |
Touching, charming, surprising. Fascinating two-sister narrative. Each page made me love and understand the characters more.

P.S. It took me longer to read this than usual, but not because of the book. Each time it was a joy to return to it and to the characters. ( )
  Connie-D | Jan 17, 2016 |
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“The Girls” glides by like a watercolor dream, finding its poetry in dailiness and the universalities of human desire and connection...
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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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One of the world's oldest living craniopagus conjoined twins at the approach of her thirtieth birthday, bookish Rose Darlen attempts to pen her autobiography while remembering the joys and challenges of her life with sister Ruby, with whom she shares friendships in their small hometown.… (more)

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