Once We Were Sisters

Once We Were Sisters

A Memoir

Book - 2017
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After learning that her sister Maxine was killed when her husband drove them off a deserted road in Johannesburg, Kohler flew back to the country where she was born, determined to reckon with the tragedy and her family's history of choosing unsuitable men. Flashing back to their childhood at the family estate, Crossways, Kohler tells of the death of her father and being raised by their mother, at turns distant and suffocating. She shows how the bond between sisters changes but never breaks, even after death.
"A heartrending literary memoir of the tragic death of Kohler's older sister describes how in the aftermath of a fatal car accident, the author investigated their unusual shared childhood and her brother-in-law's violent history,"--NoveList.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Penguin Books,, [2017]
ISBN: 9780143129295
0143129295
Call Number: B K8246a
Characteristics: 244 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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AL_KATI May 30, 2017

Fans of Alexandra Fuller should add this gorgeously written memoir about the bond of sisterhood and bad decisions to your to-be-read pile. While stunning in its simplicity, you will feel the crush of grief after her sister dies in a car accident and hope that her sister lives on in Kohler's writing.

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