My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece

By Annabel Pitcher
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316176903, 224pp.)

Publication Date: August 2012

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My sister Rose lives on the mantelpiece. Well, some of her does. A collarbone, two ribs, a bit of skull, and a little toe.
To ten-year-old Jamie, his family has fallen apart because of the loss of someone he barely remembers: his sister Rose, who died five years ago in a terrorist bombing. To his father, life is impossible to make sense of when he lives in a world that could so cruelly take away a ten-year-old girl. To Rose's surviving fifteen year old twin, Jas, everyday she lives in Rose's ever present shadow, forever feeling the loss like a limb, but unable to be seen for herself alone.

Told with warmth and humor, this powerful novel is a sophisticated take on one family's struggle to make sense of the loss that's torn them apart... and their discovery of what it means to stay together.

About the Author
Annabel Pitcher graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English Literature and went on to edit television scripts for the comedyHarry Hilland the long-running soap operaCoronation Street. Annabel started writingMy Sister Lives on the Mantelpiecelonghand in Ecuador, on a round-the-world trip. She lives in Yorkshire with her husband.
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