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Sister, the (2008) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

From her lookout in the crumbling mansion that was her idyllic childhood home, Ginny watches and waits for her younger sister to arrive. Vivien has not set foot in the house since she left, forty-seven years ago, while Ginny the reclusive moth expert, has rarely ventured out. Ginny has been selling off the family furniture over the years, gradually shutting each wing of the house and retreating into the precise routines that define her days. Only the attic remains untouched. There, the walls are lined with pinned and preserved moths collected over several generations: Bordered Beauties and Rusty Waves, Feathered Footmen and Great Brocades, the Gothic and the Stranger.

With Vivien's arrival, long forgotten memories are stirred up. As the sisters revisit their shared past, the secrets that have separated them threaten to destroy much more than Ginny's carefully ordered world.

Original title: The Sister
Alternative titles: The Behaviour of Moths
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionEccentric People
FictionGeneral FictionTroubled Lives

Edition #1: Sister, the

Sister, the (2008)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "A taut, tense tale of the ties that bind, sometimes a little too tightly." Karin Slaughter
  • "A Gothic mystery that hums along on its slow-burning menace. Poppy Adams's The Sister is a sinful box of bonbons: delicious, but you never know what's inside the next bite." Andrew Pyper, author of Lost Girls and The Wildfire Season
  • "A fresh twist on a Gothic novel, an intelligent page-turner grounded in science, it tells the story of a crumbling mansion, a reclusive moth expert, and buried family secrets. With sharp detail, pitch-perfect voice, and masterful suspense, Poppy Adams' captivating debut kept me reading way past my bedtime." Claire Cameron, author of The Line Painter
  • "This lyrical and haunting story of two sisters, their troubling past, and the terrible secrets they each want buried will stay with you long after you close the book." Harlan Coben
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Sister, the (2008)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Toronto
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
ISBN: 9781554680344
Pages: 273

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