Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
The Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year Best Book (nominee)
'I have never looked into my sister's eyes. I have never bathed alone. I have never stood in the grass at night and raised my arms to a beguiling moon. I've never used an aeroplane bathroom. Or worn a hat. Or been kissed like that...So many things I've never done, but oh, how I've been loved. And, if such things were to be, I'd live a thousand times as me, to be loved so exponentially' The girls, Rose and Ruby Darlen, were both joined at the head (craniopagus twins) in a rural farming community in 1974. Abandoned by their frightened teenage mother, they are adopted by the eccentric nurse who attended their birth, and her husband, a gentle immigrant butcher. The sisters attempt to lead a normal life, but can't help being extraordinary. Now almost thirty, Rose and Ruby are on the verge of becoming the oldest living craniopagus twins in history. Rose has a passion for writing, and The Girls is her version of life as a conjoined twin. Rose and Ruby are attached at the head, but their struggles and triumphs remind us that connection is central to us all.


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April 2008 : USA Library Binding

Title: The Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Lori Lansens
ISBN: 1-4352-6071-6 / 978-1-4352-6071-9 (USA edition)
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April 2007 : USA Library Binding

Title: Girls
Author(s): Lori Lansens
ISBN: 1-4178-1820-4 / 978-1-4178-1820-4 (USA edition)
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August 2006 : USA Hardback
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ISBN: 0-7862-8827-2 / 978-0-7862-8827-4 (USA edition)
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April 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Girls: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-316-06903-5 / 978-0-316-06903-8 (USA edition)
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January 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Girls
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ISBN: 1-4056-1551-6 / 978-1-4056-1551-8 (UK edition)
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January 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Girls
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ISBN: 1-4056-1552-4 / 978-1-4056-1552-5 (UK edition)
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September 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Girls
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ISBN: 0-676-97795-2 / 978-0-316-06643-3 (USA edition)
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August 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Girls, The *Premium
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ISBN: 0-307-40088-3 / 978-0-307-40088-8 (USA edition)
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December 2007 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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ISBN: 1-4000-2539-7 / 978-1-4000-2539-8 (USA edition)
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Title: The Girls: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-316-06634-6 / 978-0-316-06634-1 (USA edition)
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January 2007 : UK Paperback
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ISBN: 1-84408-366-7 / 978-1-84408-366-4 (UK edition)
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July 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Girls
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ISBN: 1-84408-365-9 / 978-1-84408-365-7 (UK edition)
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May 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Girls
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ISBN: 0-316-16728-2 / 978-0-316-16728-4 (USA edition)
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May 2006 : USA Paperback
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ISBN: 0-676-97796-0 / 978-0-676-97796-7 (USA edition)
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January 2012 : UK Audio edition
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July 2007 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Girls
Author(s): Lori Lansens
ISBN: 0-7531-3790-9 / 978-0-7531-3790-1 (UK edition)
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July 2007 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Girls
Author(s): Lori Lansens
ISBN: 0-7531-2771-7 / 978-0-7531-2771-1 (UK edition)
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April 2007 : USA Audio CD
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ISBN: 1-59483-953-0 / 978-1-59483-953-5 (USA edition)
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January 2007 : UK Audio edition
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January 2007 : UK Audio CD
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ISBN: 1-4055-0278-9 / 978-1-4055-0278-8 (UK edition)
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May 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Girls: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-59483-223-4 / 978-1-59483-223-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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October 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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February 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
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May 2006 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Girls: A Novel
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