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The Resource Two sisters, Mary Hogan

Two sisters, Mary Hogan

Label
Two sisters
Title
Two sisters
Statement of responsibility
Mary Hogan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The third child in a family that wanted only two, Muriel Sullivant has always been the outsider. Single at twenty-three, she's living in a New York City rent-stabilized walk-up, a weaver finch nest of an apartment fitted out as much by serendipity as by intent: note the three-legged bedside table, her squat hand-painted pine dresser, a splotchy framed mirror, the spindled bathroom corner shelf. Her old sister, Pia-who lives in an endless house in Connecticut with her handsome, thick-haired husband, Will; her tween daughter, Emma; and a frothy, russet-colored Labradoodle named Root Beer-is altogether Muriel's opposite. Muriel eats takeout from the carton; Pia makes salads from the micro greens in her garden. Pia also takes "me" time to pray and do yoga, and she believes every word in the bible, her faith pure and unquestioning. Pia is remarkably like their mother, Lidia. So Muriel would prefer not to spend a Saturday afternoon with her sister, no doubt dispatched by Lidia to lecture her about slimming down and toning up, highlighting her hair, getting a better job, and moving into an elevator building. Only this time, is different. Distressingly so. Pia leaves Muriel without a single instruction in self-improvement and with a terrible secret she is sworn to keep"--
Summary
Mary Hogan's powerful and poignant debut novel about two sisters-opposites in every way-plus their mother and the secrets and lies that define them all
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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10298142
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hogan, Mary
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.O48257
LC item number
T86 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sisters
  • Individual differences
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Family secrets
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Family Life
Target audience
adult
Label
Two sisters, Mary Hogan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes P.S. Insights, Interviews & More..
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn849822378
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
365, 7 pages
Isbn
9780062279934
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013018557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)849822378
Label
Two sisters, Mary Hogan
Publication
Note
Includes P.S. Insights, Interviews & More..
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn849822378
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
365, 7 pages
Isbn
9780062279934
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013018557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)849822378

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