The Secret Sisters

The Secret Sisters

A Novel

Book - 2006
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"In the shadow of loss, three women's lives are entangled and forever changed. Pia A strong-minded wife and mother with a successful career, Pia finds herself suddenly widowed, bereft of her passion for her profession -- and for life itself. When she sends her twin sons off to college, her reawakening begins with a chance meeting on an airplane. An adversary she used to despise becomes a lover she can't live without. Pia remarries. But haunted by memories and unsettled by the shifting definition of home, she feels the walls of her own life closing in around her. Lily Pia's brash, tough-talking sister, Lily, makes a tragic mistake, and the bitter consequences leave her, unimaginably, incarcerated for seven years. With her marriage torn apart and her heart encased in stone, her life is now measured out, hour by hour, in the grinding routine of prison life, punctuated by eagerly awaited phone calls from Pia. Beth Beth is married to Pia and Lily's brother, whom she loves. But she's never gotten along with her sisters-in-law. When her life changes in an instant -- transformed by the realization of a parent's worst nightmare -- grief and anger envelop her, further driving a wedge between her and her husband's family. Each of these women struggles to survive inside her own private prison, longing for a miracle. Beth, who's never been able to face her own failure as a mother, is finally forced to confront the truth, and when she does, discovers that the truth sets her free. Lily finds the last thing she expects -- love -- and, one by one, her defenses fall until at last she's able to confide what really happened on that terrible day. And, in search of the path that will lead her back to herself, Pia stumbles on a hidden antiques shop and ventures inside. Like Alice tumbling down the rabbit hole, she is drawn into a strangely sensual world. The store -- and its exotic owner -- opens the door to a whole new existence, one of swirling colors and chaotic feelings, of longing, desire, and a new lust for life. Poignant and powerful and surprisingly erotic, The Secret Sisters tells the story of three women bound together by loss and set free by love."--Inside jacket.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: FICTION ROD
Characteristics: 358 p. ; 24 cm

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