Pieces of My Sister's Life

Pieces of My Sister's Life

By Elizabeth Arnold

Bantam, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780385340656, 480pp.

Publication Date: July 31, 2007


Two sisters who shared everything. One unforgivable moment.

And a second chance…There’s something to talk about in every chapter of Elizabeth Joy Arnold’s poignant, insightful debut novel—the perfect summer read for all those who loved Elisabeth Robinson’s The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters, Judy Blume’s Summer Sisters, and Jodi Picoult’s My Sister’s Keeper.

Once, Kerry and Eve Barnard did everything together: sailing the Block Island harbor with their father, listening to their neighbor Justin’s magical fairy tales, and all the while longing for their absent mother. They were twin girls arm in arm, secrets entwined between two hearts. Until the summer of their seventeenth birthday, when their extraordinary bond was shattered. And thirteen years later, it will take all the courage they can summon to put the pieces back together—at a time when it matters most.…

About the Author
Elizabeth Arnold has published four books of poems, The Reef (University of Chicago Press, 1999), CIVILIZATION (Flood Editions, 2006), EFFACEMENT (Flood Editions, 2010), and LIFE (Flood Editions, 2014). Her poems have appeared in Conjunctions, Paris Review, Poetry, and Slate. She is on the MFA faculty at the University of Maryland and lives in Hyattsville, Maryland.