Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sisterland: A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld

Sisterland hits bookstands, June 25, 2013.

Sisterland is --- a novel about two twins who have the ability to foresee future events. One twin, chooses to use her "senses", while the other attempts to mask them.

Vi and Kate are as different as two people can be. Vi is exuberant and Kate is more reserved. Vi makes a prediction that a huge earthquake will hit the city of, St Louis. This gets a lot of media attention and while the twins and the rest of the city way for the predicted date to come around, the story of their lives, past and present begins to unravel.

There is insight into their lives growing up.  Kate's marriage and why Kate made the choice to mask her abilities. Sittenfeld, makes her characters vulnerable, with makes it easy to identify with them.

The book is really interesting but I felt that the ending and what Kate, did that made the ending what it was ---- was out of character and took away from what could have been a great novel.

Grade: B-

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