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BOOK OF THE MONTH
THE MAIDENS (HB)
Alex Michaelides
899

We all keep secrets. Even from ourselves.


'A thrilling, heart-in-throat...(+)
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Quentin Tarantino's long-awaited first work of fiction - at once hilarious, delicious, and brutal ...(+)

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The Girls
Lori Lansens

Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : Jan 11, 2007
Imprint : Virago
Page Extent : 352
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781844083664
Price : 699

About the book
I have never looked into my sister's eyes. I have never bathed alone. I have never stood in the grass at night and raised my arms to a beguiling moon. I've never used an aeroplane bathroom. Or worn a hat. Or been kissed like that... So many things I've never done, but oh, how I've been loved. And, if such things were to be, I'd live a thousand times as me, to be loved so exponentially'

In twenty-nine years, Rose Darlen has never spent a moment apart from her twin sister, Ruby. She has never gone for a solitary walk or had a private conversation. Yet, in all that time, she has never once looked into Ruby's eyes. Joined at the head, 'The Girls' (as they are known in their small town) attempt to lead a normal life, but can't help being extraordinary. Now almost thirty, Rose and Ruby are on the verge of becoming the oldest living craniopagus twins in history, but they are remarkable for a lot more than their unusual sisterly bond.

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Lori Lansens
Lori Lansens was born and raised in Chatham, Ontario, and is now a screenwriter living in Toronto with her husband and child. Rush Home Road, her first novel, has been the subject of major internation...(+)
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