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The Resource The girls : a novel, Lori Lansens

The girls : a novel, Lori Lansens

Label
The girls : a novel
Title
The girls
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lori Lansens
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 a spot 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 breath taking novel, one that no reader will soon forget, a heartrending story of love between sisters
Summary
One of the world's oldest living craniopagus conjoined twins at the approach of her thirtieth birthday, bookish Rose Darlen attempts to pen her autobiography while remembering the joys and challenges of her life with sister Ruby
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2007.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2006.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2007
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
142309
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The girls : a novel, Lori Lansens
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm61361614
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
345 pages
Isbn
9780316069038
Lccn
2005024510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)61361614
Label
The girls : a novel, Lori Lansens
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm61361614
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
345 pages
Isbn
9780316069038
Lccn
2005024510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)61361614

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