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Effects of Light, the (2005) [Novel]
by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore Rating: Weighted - 5.8 / Average - 2.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Throughout their childhood, Myla and Pru Wolfe pose for a haunting series of photographs, many involving nudity. Young, beautiful and motherless, the sisters bond fiercely in their shared sense of loss, unquenchable thirst for knowledge, and status as favorite subjects for family friend and photographer Ruth Handel. The photographs fire each girl's psyche with a sense of artistic accomplishment.

Until their world irrevocably shifts...

Thirteen years later, Myla receives a mysterious communication that calls her back to her past. Awkwardly fleeing the one man who has managed to pierce her defenses, she flies home to Oregon, where a series of packages are sent to her in measured installments. They are time bombs of revelations, and artifacts that force her to relive, and come to terms with, the event that changed her family forever.

Original title: The Effects of Light
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionTroubled Lives
FictionGeneral FictionTies That BindDysfunctional Families

Edition #1: Effects of Light, the

Effects of Light, the (2005)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Spectacular...luminous...This book's revelations are brilliantly orchestrated and exquisitely timed; one compelling shock after the next will leave you breathless and awed." Paul Russell, author of War Against Animals
  • "Surprising and original...shines with Miranda Beverly-Whittemore's precocious intelligence. " Sue Halpern, author of Four Wings and a Prayer
  • "Carefully constructed...a tangle of mistaken motives and truths untold." Susan Vreeland, author of Girl in Hyacinth Blue
  • "Original, compelling, and utterly true of this cultural moment." Rachel Simmons, author of Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls
  • "Radiant...a novel of astounding depth and insight, illuminated by clear prose, complex characters, and ideas and memories upended...will take your breath away." Lorna J. Cook, author of Departures
  • "An extraordinary debut...spellbinding...heart-rending, startling, and wise." Dawn Clifton Tripp, author of Moon Tide
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Effects of Light, the (February 2005)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Warner Books
ISBN: 0446533297
Dimensions: 8.74 x 5.94 x 1.2
Pages: 349

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