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Title:The Girls
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Publisher:Back Bay Books
ISBN:0316066346
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Number of Pages:368
Category:Fiction, Contemporary, Canada, Adult fiction

The Girls by Lori Lansens

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Girls Meet Rose and Ruby sisters best friends confidantes and conjoined twins Since their birth Rose and Ruby Darlen have been known simply as the girls They make friends fall in love have jobs love their parents and follow their dreams But the Darlens are special Now nearing their th birthday they are history s oldest craniopagus twins joined at the head by a spot the size of a bread plate .

When Rose the bookish sister sets out to write her autobiography it inevitably becomes the story of her short but extraordinary life with Ruby the beautiful one From their awkward first steps Ruby s arm curled around Rose s neck her foreshortened legs wrapped around Rose s hips to the friendships they gradually build for themselves in the small town of Leaford this is the profoundly affecting chronicle of an incomparable life journey .

As Rose and Ruby s story builds to an unforgettable conclusion Lansens aims at the heart of human experience the hardship of loss and struggles for independence and the fundamental joy of simply living a life This is a breath taking novel one that no reader will soon forget a heartrending story of love between sisters

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On the eve of their Silver Anniversary Mary Gooch is waiting for her husband Jimmy still every inch the handsome star athlete he was in high school to come home As night turns to day it becomes frighteningly clear to Mary that he is gone Through the years disappointment and worry have brought Mary s life to a standstill and she has let her universe shrink to the well worn path from the bedroom to the refrigerator But her husband s disappearance startles her out of her inertia and she begins a desperate search br br For the first time in her life she boards a plane and flies across the country to find her lost husband So used to hiding from the world Mary finds that in the bright sun and broad vistas of California she is forced to look up from the pavement And what she finds fills her with inner strength she s never felt before Through it all Mary not only finds kindred spirits but reunites with a more intimate stranger no longer sequestered by fear and habit herself, Five days Four hikers Three survivors From Lori Lansens author of the national bestsellers i Rush Home Road The Girls i and i The Wife s Tale i comes a gripping tale of adventure sacrifice and survival in the unforgiving wilderness of a legendary mountain br br On his th birthday Wolf Truly takes the tramway to the top of the mountain that looms over Palm Springs intending to jump to his death Instead he encounters strangers wandering in the mountain wilderness three women who will change the course of his life Through a series of missteps he and the women wind up stranded in view of the city below but without a way down They endure five days in freezing temperatures without food or water or shelter and somehow find the courage to carry on br br Wolf now a grown man has never told his son or anyone what happened on the mountain during those five days but he can t put it off any longer And in telling the story to his only child Daniel he at last explores the nature of the ties that bind and the sacrifices people will make for love The mountain still has a hold on Wolf composed of equal parts beauty and terror, M t Rose och Ruby Systrar b sta v nner varandras f rtrogna och siamesiska tvillingar Sedan f dseln har Rose och Ruby Darlen kallats f r flickorna r tt och sl tt De f r v nner blir k ra arbetar lskar sina f r ldrar och f ljer sina dr mmar Men flickorna Darlen r annorlunda De n rmar sig nu sin trettionde f delsedag och r d rmed historiens ldsta siamesiska tvillingar som r sammanv xta vid huvudet br br Trots sin situation som inneb r en intimitet och en n rhet ut ver det vanliga r Rose och Ruby tv starka och sj lvst ndiga individer med skilda intressen och tankar N r Rose b rjar skriva sin sj lvbiografi blir det oundvikligen en historia om hennes korta men extraordin ra liv tillsammans med sin syster Fr n deras tafatta f rsta steg med Rubys arm runt Roses nacke och hennes korta ben omslingrade runt Roses midja till de v nskapsband de utvecklar i den lilla staden Leaford p den kanadensiska landsbygden d r de v xer upp blir det en djupt gripande kr nika av en oj mf rbar livsresa br br Medan Roses och Rubys ber ttelse n rmar sig ett of rgl mligt slut siktar Lansens p mittpunkten av m nsklig erfarenhet och kampen f r sj lvst ndighet och gl djen ver att leva ett liv Detta r en fantastisk historia om systerlig k rlek, Sharla Cody is only five but has already lived a troubled life only to find herself dumped on an elderly neighbor s doorstep when her mother takes off for the summer Although Sharla is not the angelic child Addy Shadd had pictured when she agreed to look after her the two soon forge a deep bond To Addy s surprise Sharla s presence brings back memories of her own childhood in Rusholme a town settled by fugitive slaves in the mid s She reminisces about her family her first love and the painful experience that drove her away from home Brilliantly structured and achingly lyrical this is a story about the redeeming power of love and memory and about two unlikely people who transform each other s lives forever