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  • ISBN: 9780525558231
  • ISBN: 0735221960
  • ISBN: 9780735221963
  • Physical Description: 360 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Pamela Dorman Books, 2018.

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Summary, etc.: "A dazzling novel of two sisters and their emotional journey through love, loyalty, and heartbreak Two sisters--Miranda, the older, responsible one, always her younger sister's protector; Lucia, the headstrong, unpredictable one, whose impulses are huge and, often, life changing. When their mother dies and Lucia starts hearing voices, it is Miranda who must find a way to reach her sister. But Lucia impetuously plows ahead, marrying a big-hearted, older man only to leave him, suddenly, to have a baby with a young Latino immigrant. She moves her new family from the States to Ecuador and back again, but the bitter constant is that she is, in fact, mentally ill. Lucia lives life on a grand scale, until, inevitably, she crashes to earth. Miranda leaves her own self-contained life in Switzerland to rescue her sister again--but only Lucia can decide whether she wants to be saved. The bonds of sisterly devotion stretch across oceans--but what does it take to break them?"--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 November #1
    Two sisters face the consequences of one's mental illness in Lee's insightful debut novel. With their parents dead by the time the sisters reach early adulthood, the two young immigrants from China depend on each other. Conscientious older sister Miranda and free-spirited Lucia manage well until Lucia begins exhibiting signs of what is variously diagnosed as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, for which she is hospitalized several times. Lee follows the sisters through their forties, broadening out the story to take in the points of view of the gregarious Yonah, Lucia's Israeli immigrant first husband, and hard-working Manny, the Ecuadorian father of her child. While at times the novel loses focus and momentum, it also avoids oversimplifying Lucia's life or turning into a case study, and the tense but loving relationship between the sisters provides structure when the story begins to ramble. The interaction of cultures, with the inevitable misunderstandings that accompany it, forms a vibrant subtheme, and as the novel branches out from New York to Ecuador and then Minnesota, its sense of place deepens. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Mira T. Lee's work has been published in numerous quarterlies and reviews, including The Missouri Review, The Southern Review, Harvard Review, and Triquarterly. She was awarded an Artist's Fellowship by the Massachusetts Cultural Council in 2012, and has twice received special mention for the Pushcart Prize. She is a graduate of Stanford University, and currently lives with her husband and two children in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This is her debut novel.

Subject: Sisters Fiction
Mentally ill Family relationships Fiction
Life change events Fiction
FICTION Contemporary Women
FICTION Literary
Life change events
Mentally ill Family relationships
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Domestic fiction.
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