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Golden Rope by Susan Fromberg Schaeffer

Golden Rope (1996)

by Susan Fromberg Schaeffer

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Just not so very good--shows some promise here and there but never really justifies the air of mystery and foreboding that hangs over the entire book. ( )
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Adrift in a state of "perfect closeness," Doris and Florence Meek, identical girl twins, spend their days chasing butterflies through the Vermont woods, frowning and laughing simultaneously--their mirrored gestures a sign of their uncanny connection. Intrigued by the outside world, Florence trades the luxurious intimacy of twinhood for friendship, marriage, and a successful career as an artist. Feeling inadequate and left behind, Doris settles into a life of self-pity, depression, and despondency that's only fueled by Florence's mysterious disappearance. Only when a writer solicits her help in piecing together Florence's biography, does Doris begin to realize that Florence wasn't all she seemed to be, and that, indeed, she may be the stronger and wiser of the two sisters.

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A novel on twins. After a childhood of reading each other's minds, Florence leaves the family in a bid for freedom from the shadow of Doris. On becoming a famous artist, she even proclaims she is an orphan. She marries a womanizing playwright and one day disappears. Another bid for freedom, or a murder? Doris goes looking.… (more)

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