My Sister's VoiceBook - 2010
What do you do when you discover your whole life was a lie? In Mary Carter's unforgettable new novel, one woman is about to find out. . .
At twenty-eight, Lacey Gears is exactly where she wants to be. An up-and-coming, proudly Deaf artist in Philadelphia, she's in a relationship with a wonderful man and rarely thinks about her difficult childhood in a home for disabled orphans. That is, until Lacey receives a letter that begins, "You have a sister. A twin to be exact. . ."
Learning that her identical, hearing twin, Monica, experienced the normal childhood she was denied resurrects all of Lacey's grief, and she angrily sets out to find Monica and her biological parents. But the truth about Monica's life, their brief shared past, and the reason for the twins' separation is far from simple. And for every one of Lacey's questions that's answered, others are raised, more baffling and profound.
Complex, moving, and beautifully told, My Sister's Voice is a novel about sisterhood, love of every shape, and the stories we cling to until real life comes crashing in. . .
"At once a story about love and loss, family and friends, the world of the hearing and that of the deaf, My Sister's Voice satisfies on many levels." --Holly Chamberlin, author of The Family Beach House
"Gripping, entertaining and honest. This is a unique, sincere story about the invisible, unbreakable bonds of sisterhood that sustain us no matter how far they're buried." --Cathy Lamb, author of Henry's Sisters
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My Sister’s Voice by Mary Carter is a book about two sisters who did not know about each other until a note appeared in Lacey's mailbox; pointing one sister to another. Lacey grew up in a home for disabled children, while Monica was raised by her parents. Lacey is up and coming Deaf artist, while Monica promotes a book that her boyfriend wrote. Two sisters could not be more different, and at one point the sisters will meet, and discover each other. This is a complex, and moving novel about sisterhood, and love of every shape. This book is the fourth novel that the author wrote. Reviewed by JP
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