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The Orphan Sister

(2011)
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Clementine Lord is not an orphan. She just feels like one sometimes. One of triplets, a quirk of nature left her the odd one out. Odette and Olivia are identical; Clementine is a singleton. Biologically speaking, she came from her own egg. Practically speaking, she never quite left it. Then Clementine's father--a pediatric neurologist who is an expert on children's brains, but clueless when it comes to his own daughters--disappears, and his choices, both past and present, force the family dynamics to change at last. As the three sisters struggle to make sense of it, their mother must emerge from the greenhouse and leave the flowers that have long been the focus of her warmth and nurturing.

For Clementine, the next step means retracing the winding route that led her to this very moment: to understand her father's betrayal, the tragedy of her first lost love, her family's divisions, and her best friend Eli's sudden romantic interest. Most of all, she may finally have found the voice with which to share the inside story of being the odd sister out. . .

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Breathtakingly original. A haunting exploration of love, loyalty, sisters, hope, and the ties that bind us together--and make the ground tremble beneath us when they break. I loved, loved, loved this novel." - Caroline Leavitt

"This charming portrait of an impossibly gorgeous and gifted family is something rare: a delightful confection, filled with humor and warmth, that also probes the complex nature of identity, the vagaries of romantic and filial love, and the materialism inherent in contemporary American culture." - Joanna Rakoff

"A gorgeous portrait of life, love, loss and sisterhood." - Allison Winn Scotch


Used availability for Gwendolen Gross's The Orphan Sister

Paperback Editions

July 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Orphan Sister
Author(s): Gwendolen Gross
ISBN: 1-4516-2368-2 / 978-1-4516-2368-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
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July 2011 : Paperback
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Title: The Orphan Sister
Author(s): Gwendolen Gross
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Kindle Editions

July 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Orphan Sister
Author(s): Gwendolen Gross
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Orphan Sister
Author(s): Gwendolen Gross
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon UK