The Story Sisters

The Story Sisters

A Novel

Book - 2009
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Elv, Claire, and Meg are the Story Sisters, and each has a fate she must meet alone. One on a country road, one in the streets of Paris, and one in the corridors of her own imagination. At once a coming-of-age tale, a family saga, and a love story of erotic longing.
Publisher: New York, New York : Shaye Areheart Books, ©2009.
ISBN: 9780307405968
Characteristics: 325 pages ;,25 cm.


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May 01, 2019

I tried. I really did. Made it to page 30. I tried skimming ahead but that didn't help. Couldn't bring myself to continue. Talk about a bleak and dark novel. The writing was very different. Was it supposed to be like a fairy tale? A very depressing fairy tale? Totally not my kind of book. (Also, there was also a horrible incident with a horse that is going to take me a long time to get over...)

Very depressing. I want to blame the mother but it is certainly not all her fault. Sad, realistic story of a dysfunctional family likely underpinned by some genetic mental health issues exacerbated by real life child sexual molestation. A great read overall.

Jul 21, 2012

A great read. It showed the ups and downs of the relationship between the 3 sisters and at the same time focused on their individual successes and failures. The many tragedies the 3 sisters faced though devastating and harsh, it gave them unique identities.

Mar 30, 2012

too much death.

Mar 06, 2012

I find Alice Hoffman a fascinating writer. Although huge life altering things happen in this book, we get to view them through the reactions of and consequences to the characters, not dwelling on the events themselves. I will be thinking on this book for a while. Highly recommend.

Oct 10, 2011

Great story filled with human emotion and family drama. If you like Hoffman, you can't fail to like this one. I couldn't put it down.

Nov 28, 2010

A perfect story to cozy up with on a cold winter night. This is my first Alice Hoffman book, and based on this wonderful tale, I would try any book by her. A story of love, loyality and tragedy. Three sisters grow up together with a secret language and secrets they keep from one anouther. It will ruin them and save them both. The supporting characters are also very endearing and interesting. Read it!

Jun 28, 2010

This may be the most painfully beautiful novel I've ever read. It tells of the worst things that can happen to a family -- and what happens to the family in the years following tragedy. This novel made me an Alice Hoffman fan for life.

Jun 05, 2010

Probably one of Hoffman's more depressing novels. Gripping to the very end.

Jun 07, 2009

Lyrical and heartbreaking, Hoffman's newest novel is un-put-downable and beautifully written. If you like Hoffman's writing style, you'll like this one. I loved it!

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