Pieces of My Sisters Life by Elizabeth Joy ArnoldTwo sisters who shared everything. One unforgivable moment.
And a second chance…There’s something to talk about in every chapter of Elizabeth Joy Arnold’s poignant, insightful debut novel—the perfect summer read for all those who loved Elisabeth Robinson’s The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters, Judy Blume’s Summer Sisters, and Jodi Picoult’s My Sister’s Keeper.
Once, Kerry and Eve Barnard did everything together: sailing the Block Island harbor with their father, listening to their neighbor Justin’s magical fairy tales, and all the while longing for their absent mother. They were twin girls arm in arm, secrets entwined between two hearts. Until the summer of their seventeenth birthday, when their extraordinary bond was shattered. And thirteen years later, it will take all the courage they can summon to put the pieces back together—at a time when it matters most.…
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Buy Now. What a start! The fascinating story of twins Kerry and Eve Barnard, told in the first person by Kerry, unfolds over the years to reveal two young girls and their incredible bond. After their mother mysteriously disappears when they are young children, they move to Block Island with their dad. They become close friends with next-door neighbor, Justin Caine, who plays an integral part in their lives. Kerry and Eve fight to stay together after their father's tragic death when they are sixteen.
Sign up for our newsletters! Twin sisters Kerry and Eve Barnard shared one soul, one language and one future, sailing the Block Island harbor with their father, shouldering each other's longing for their absent mother, and losing themselves in their neighbor Justin's stories about a magical world called Canardia. Until the tumultuous, tragic summer of their sixteenth birthday, when their father's death upends their world and they learn that what they both want is a future only one of them can have. Thirteen years later, Kerry returns to her childhood home to comfort her terminally ill sister and to confront Justin, the husband she thought would be hers, and Gillian, the daughter who looks just like her hoping to finally bring closure to the dark secrets and cruel betrayals that tore the sisters apart. Beautiful, heartbreaking, and insightful, this debut novel explores the passions that shape our lives, the pain of dealing with a loved one's illness, and the unbreakable bonds of sisterhood.