Once We Were Sisters

Once We Were Sisters

A Memoir

Book - 2017
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"A heartrending literary memoir of the tragic death of Kohler's older sister describes how in the aftermath of a fatal car accident, the author investigated their unusual shared childhood and her brother-in-law's violent history,"--NoveList.
After learning that her sister Maxine was killed when her husband drove them off a deserted road in Johannesburg, Kohler flew back to the country where she was born, determined to reckon with the tragedy and her family's history of choosing unsuitable men. Flashing back to their childhood at the family estate, Crossways, Kohler tells of the death of her father and being raised by their mother, at turns distant and suffocating. She shows how the bond between sisters changes but never breaks, even after death.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Penguin Books,, [2017]
ISBN: 9780143129295
0143129295
Branch Call Number: B Kohler 2017
Characteristics: 244 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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May 31, 2018

Sad and poignant account of the author's relationship with her late sister. Thoughtful and reflective. A good read.

ArapahoeKati May 30, 2017

Fans of Alexandra Fuller should add this gorgeously written memoir about the bond of sisterhood and bad decisions to your to-be-read pile. While stunning in its simplicity, you will feel the crush of grief after her sister dies in a car accident and hope that her sister lives on in Kohler's writing.

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