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The sisters : [a novel]

Author: Nancy Jensen
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Growing up in hardscrabble Kentucky in the 1920s, with their mother dead and their stepfather an ever-present threat, Bertie Fischer and her older sister Mabel have no one but each other--with perhaps a sweetheart for Bertie waiting in the wings. But on the day that Bertie receives her eighth-grade diploma, good intentions go terribly wrong. A choice made in desperate haste sets off a chain of misunderstandings that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Psychological fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Jensen
ISBN: 9780312542702 0312542704
OCLC Number: 701013785
Description: viii, 324 pages : genealogical table ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Nancy Jensen.

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Growing up in hardscrabble Kentucky in the 1920s, with their mother dead and their stepfather an ever-present threat, Bertie Fischer and her older sister Mabel have no one but each other--with perhaps a sweetheart for Bertie waiting in the wings. But on the day that Bertie receives her eighth-grade diploma, good intentions go terribly wrong. A choice made in desperate haste sets off a chain of misunderstandings that will divide the sisters and reverberate through three generations of women.

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