The Resource Once We Were Sisters, (electronic resource)

Once We Were Sisters, (electronic resource)

Label
Once We Were Sisters
Title
Once We Were Sisters
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
ONE OF PEOPLE MAGAZINE'S BEST NEW BOOKS "A searing and intimate memoir about love turned deadly." ?The BBC "An intimate illumination of sisterhood and loss." ? People When Sheila Kohler was thirty-seven, she received the heart-stopping news that her sister Maxine, only two years older, was killed when her husband drove them off a deserted road in Johannesburg. Stunned by the news, she immediately flew back to the country where she was born, determined to find answers and forced to reckon with his history of violence and the lingering effects of their most unusual childhood?one marked by death and the misguided love of their mother. In her signature spare and incisive prose, Sheila Kohler recounts the lives she and her sister led. Flashing back to their storybook childhood at the family estate, Crossways, Kohler tells of the death of her father when she and Maxine were girls, which led to the family abandoning their house and the girls being raised by their mother, at turns distant and suffocating. We follow them to the cloistered Anglican boarding school where they first learn of separation and later their studies in Rome and Paris where they plan grand lives for themselves?lives that are interrupted when both marry young and discover they have made poor choices. Kohler evokes the bond between sisters and shows how that bond changes but never breaks, even after death. "A beautiful and disturbing memoir of a beloved sister who died at the age of thirty-nine in circumstances that strongly suggest murder. . . . Highly recommended." ?Joyce Carol Oates
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kohler, Sheila
Dewey number
828/.91403
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9369.3.K64
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kohler, Sheila
  • Kohler, Sheila
  • Women authors, South African
  • Authors, South African
  • Sisters
  • Sisters
  • Women
  • South Africa
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • South Africa
Label
Once We Were Sisters, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn966362637
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101993170
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
F411540C-6E35-4473-84BF-278688EE8C1B
System control number
(OCoLC)966362637
Label
Once We Were Sisters, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn966362637
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101993170
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
F411540C-6E35-4473-84BF-278688EE8C1B
System control number
(OCoLC)966362637

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