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Kohler, Sheila - Once We Were Sisters - 9781782119975 - KCG0000906
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Once We Were Sisters

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Description for Once We Were Sisters Hardcover. A powerful and heartbreaking portrait of the bond between two sisters, in life and beyond death Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: 1HFMS; BM; VFJX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 145 x 223 x 33. Weight in Grams: 388. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Dustwrapper has some minor shelf wear, otherwise as new
Once We Were Sisters is the story of Maxine and Sheila Kohler. Growing up in the suffocating gentility of 1950s South Africa, the girls plan grand lives for themselves that will bring them out of the long shadow cast by their father's death and their overbearing mother's bullying. Maxine is just shy of her fortieth birthday when her husband, a brilliant and respected surgeon, drives their car off the road and kills her. Devastated, Sheila returns to South Africa, determined to find answers to her sister's sudden death at the hands of her husband. ... Read more

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Canongate Books
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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About Kohler, Sheila
Sheila Kohler was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is the author of fourteen works of fiction including the novels Dreaming for Freud, Becoming Jane Eyre and Cracks, which was nominated for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and made into a film starring Eva Green. Her work has been featured in the New York Times and O Magazine and included ... Read more

Reviews for Once We Were Sisters
A powerful memoir from an acclaimed novelist reveals a past of privilege, violence and possibly murder . . . This many-layered memoir, rich in texture and suggestion, executed with a novelist's eye for oblique human suffering, is her devastating reckoning with the past


An extraordinary memoir of loss . . . tender and ... Read more

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