The girls: a novel

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2006
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English
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Since their birth, twin sisters Rose and Ruby Darien have been known as "the girls." Raised by Aunt Lovey, the nurse who took them in after their mother abandoned them, they have lived all their lives in the small town of Leaford, in an old farmhouse bordered by cornfields. This is the story of their shared life, two sisters who are ordinary in most respects but who have a relationship of profound and unmatched intimacy. For Rose and Ruby are conjoined twins, connected inseparably, facing the world side by side. The Girls is the chronicle of their life journey, a story of love between sisters.
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9780316069038
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Grouping Authorlori lansens
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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
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Meet Rose and Ruby: sisters, best friends, confidantes, and conjoined twins. Since their birth, Rose and Ruby Darlen have been known simply as "the girls." They make friends, fall in love, have jobs, love their parents, and follow their dreams. But the Darlens are special. Now nearing their 30th birthday, they are history's oldest craniopagus twins, joined at the head by as pot the size of a bread plate.
When Rose, the bookish sister, sets out to write her autobiography, it inevitably becomes the story of her short but extraordinary life with Ruby, the beautiful one. From their awkward first steps — Ruby's arm curled around Rose's neck, her foreshortened legs wrapped around Rose's hips — to the friendships they gradually build for themselves in the small town of Leaford, this is the profoundly affecting chronicle of an incomparable life journey.
As Rose and Ruby's story builds to an unforgettable conclusion, Lansens aims at the heart of human experience — the hardship of loss and struggles for independence, and the fundamental joy of simply living a life. This is a breathtaking novel, one that no reader will soon forget, a heartrending story of love between sisters.
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2006
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Little, Brown and Company
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Abandoned children -- Fiction
Adoptees -- Fiction
Conjoined twins -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
Psychological fiction
Sisters -- Fiction
Young women -- Fiction
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The girls : a novel / Lori Lansens
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The girls
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a novel
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Adoptees
Conjoined twins
Fiction
Literature
Sisters
Young women

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