The Story of My Sister's Disappearance Maria Flook. S ACCLAIM FOR MARIA FLOOK'S MY ISTER LIFE “Searing.... Harrowing.... Flook narrates painful events with remarkable poise ... a voice that is lyrical ... authoritative.
Author: Maria Flook
Category: Biography & Autobiography
When Maria Flook's fourteen-year-old sister Karen disappeared from their suburban home, the author was changed forever. My Sister Life maps the story of two castaways from American suburbia who, while apart from each other, live mysteriously parallel lives. With unrelenting realism and beguiling wit, Flook gives us an intimate account of her sister's life as a child prostitute, and of their coming of age in the 1960s--that surreal and wrenching moment of baby-boomer disenfranchisement, when the sexual revolution collided with the domestic fallout from the Vietnam War. From the ocean liners and Paris vacations of their refined upbringing to the gritty peepshows and adult theaters where they find jobs, the girls flee from a beautiful and tormented matriarch with secrets of her own. Her missing sister becomes Flook's secret heroine--the sole example to follow in her journey into womanhood. The sisters live in trailer parks. They are faced with sexual assault, car thefts, and petty crimes with unpredictable men. Escaping from an abusive Vietnam vet, Karen takes her toddler to join her sister, who is herself raising a baby on her own; it is the first time they are under the same roof since their childhood. Their unorthodox reunion allows the sisters to forge a life-saving bond. My Sister Life moves beyond biography or memoir to give us an astonishing vision of an American family--an authentic testimony to the defiant, undaunted faith between two sisters who connect after years apart.
Author: Boris Leonidovich PasternakPublish On: 1989
Boris Leonidovich Pasternak, Bohdan Boĭchuk. --- MY SISTER LIFE This one ACOD - TEW - EACB MY SISTERLIFE Boris Pasternak Translated by MARK RUDMAN with BOHDAN.
Author: Boris Leonidovich Pasternak
Publisher: Exile Editions, Ltd.
Category: English poetry
"Boris Pasternak, the Nobel laureate and author of Doctor Zhivago, composed one of the world's great love poems in My Sister--Life. Written in the summer of 1917, the cycle of poems focuses on personal journeys and loves but is permeated by the tension and promise of the impending October Revolution"--Publisher.
“Well, excuse me,” I said, stubbing my cigarette next to hers. ... If you had a life, you wouldn't have to try and piggyback on mine.” My face flushed hot. ... She spun away and strode from the room, and Pieces of My Sister's Life 221.
Author: Elizabeth Arnold
Two 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.…
And yet here I am, standing up here to tell you about my incredible sister. Life is unfair that way. But Janie would love this.” Another murmur of laughter falls over the gathered mourners. “Yeah, she would have,” someone shouts.
Author: Cassandra Dee
Publisher: Cassandra Dee Romance
I caught Marcus looking at me during my sister’s funeral. But is it wrong if he’s my sister’s husband? We were all devastated after Jane died in a car accident. After all, she was perfect: blonde, willowy, and a genuinely kind and caring person too. But during the funeral, things went crazy. I caught my brother in law staring at me. More than staring. He was absolutely ravenous. Oh god. The family’s supposed to be in mourning but my ex brother-in-law and I started something forbidden that very day. And it kept going. At the wake. At the reception. Hot and strong all throughout the grieving period. Now I’m pregnant with my brother in law’s baby. But how do I tell the world that I’m expecting my sister’s husband’s child? Hey Readers – This story hits practically every taboo you’ve ever craved. Our heroine engages in a relationship with a man who’s totally off limits, and she loves every second of it! Be sure to pack a fire extinguisher because you’ll need it! Xoxo, Cassie
ally spent their entire lives together. If Anna donates a kidney that saves her sister's life, it's a tremendous gift—and not just to Kate. Because Anna herself will continue to be part of the intact family by which she defines herself, ...
Author: Jodi Picoult
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult tells the story of a girl who decides to sue her parents for the rights to her own body in this powerful family drama that tackles a controversial subject with grace and explores what it means to be a good person. Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate—a life and a role that she has never challenged...until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is. But unlike most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister—and so Anna makes a decision that for most would be unthinkable, a decision that will tear her family apart and have perhaps fatal consequences for the sister she loves. My Sister’s Keeper examines what it means to be a good parent, a good sister, a good person. Is it morally correct to do whatever it takes to save a child’s life, even if that means infringing upon the rights of another? Is it worth trying to discover who you really are, if that quest makes you like yourself less? Should you follow your own heart, or let others lead you? Once again, in My Sister’s Keeper, Jodi Picoult tackles a controversial real-life subject with grace, wisdom, and sensitivity.
In view of the poet's evanescent personality , it seems strange to find My Sister Life dedicated to Lermontov , a poet of Byronic mould . The whole cycle begins with To the Demon's Memory ' ( ' Pamyati Demona ' ) , recalling the hero of ...
Author: Christopher Barnes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This authoritative new biography of the Russian poet and prose writer Boris Pasternak is the first part of a two-volume set, covering the period 1890-1928. Drawing on archives and many eyewitness accounts, Barnes' study sheds light on currently unexplored aspects of Pasternak's character and family background, and his artistic, social and historical environment. He combines biographical investigation with detailed textual analysis of translated quotations in verse and prose to reveal the source of Pasternak's extraordinary writings. The book examines a wide range of topics that include his musical enthusiasm and relations with Scriabin, his philosophical studies, his activities in World War I and his response to the 1917 revolutions, and his stance as a liberal artistic intellectual in the 1920s.
Celebrating Love and Laughter Throughout Our Lives Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen ... As I started to focus on my sister's life and all that she'd done for me, I began to feel ashamed of my selfishness. Who had comforted her during ...
Author: Jack Canfield
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Celebrate the sister-to-sister bond in all its wild, wacky, poignant and inspirational glory.