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Her : a memoir

Author: Christa Parravani
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Henry Holt and Co., 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Christa Parravani and her identical twin, Cara, shared a bond that went beyond siblinghood, beyond sisterhood, beyond friendship. Raised up from poverty by a determined single mother, the gifted and beautiful twins sheltered each other from family violence and loss by inventing a haven of playfulness and creativity between themselves. They went on to earn scholarships at a prestigious college, to careers as artists  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Christa Parravani; Cara Parravani
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christa Parravani
ISBN: 9780805096538 0805096531
OCLC Number: 796756402
Description: 308 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Christa Parravani.

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Christa Parravani and her identical twin, Cara, shared a bond that went beyond siblinghood, beyond sisterhood, beyond friendship. Raised up from poverty by a determined single mother, the gifted and beautiful twins sheltered each other from family violence and loss by inventing a haven of playfulness and creativity between themselves. They went on to earn scholarships at a prestigious college, to careers as artists (Christa, the photographer and Cara was the writer), and to exuberant young marriages. But when Cara fell victim to a rape, she veered into depression, drugs, and a shocking early death. Studies have shown that when an identical twin dies, regardless of the cause, the surviving twin's life is at risk. First, Christa fought to stop her sister's downward spiral; then, she was struggling to keep herself alive. The act of creating this heart-wrenching text helped to transform her into a twin able to live on her own.--From publisher description.

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