The Sister

By Poppy Adams
(Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780307388315, 304pp.)

Publication Date: July 7, 2009

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Description

Born into a long line of distinguished lepidopterists, scientists who study moths and butterflies, Ginny and Vivien grew up in a sprawling Victorian home. Forty-seven years later, Ginny lives there alone, tending to her moths and obsessions amid the ghosts of her past.

But when her sister Vivien returns to the crumbling family mansion, dark, unspoken secrets rise, disrupting Ginny's ordered life and threatening the family's fragile peace. Told in Ginny's unforgettable voice, this debut novel tells a disquieting story of two sisters and the ties that bind--sometimes a little too tightly.




About the Author
POPPY ADAMS is a documentary filmmaker whose work has been featured on the Discovery Channel, BBC and Britain s Channel 4. She has a degree in natural sciences from Durham University and has spent time working in Africa and New Zealand. The Sister is her first novel, the rights to which engendered a fierce bidding war. Her writing has been compared to that of Patricia Highsmith and A.S. Byatt, and to Daphne du Maurier s Rebecca. Poppy Adams lives in London with her husband and three children.
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