“An extraordinarily moving, beautifully written novel…I was riveted from the very first page.” Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times best-selling author of ORPHAN TRAIN
SISTERS ONE, TWO, THREE is a complex and funny read. The characters in the Tangle Family just pull the reader right into the story and have a gripping hold as you laugh at their quirky thoughts and actions and as you are touched by their dysfunctions and fully actualized behaviors right to the sadness that they must not talk about or share.
The writing is extraordinary, the story line is perfectly linked and there are no dangling particles when you come to the last page. I finished the last page and the acknowledgements, the interview with Star and went right back to the first page and read it again. The story is wrapped around a song about a brother with SISTERS ONE, TWO, THREE and the strangely dramatic mother who believes she is an actress. The second reading gave me a new opportunity to understand a narcissist’s ability to hold a family together, to love and be kind, while every third sentence is a lie or a fantasy.
Ginger is a worrier, a school nurse, a perfectionist, who teaches night school classes about Danger, and is the one in charge of protecting her siblings. 12-years-old
Mimi is the controller; quick and decisive. Very high energy and gets the job done. 10–years-old
Charlie is the sports loving brother. 8-years-old
Callie is the innocent wanderer, who is gentle and loving; asking tough and strange questions of the people around her. 6-years-old
Sully, or Dad, is an entrepreneur for ‘seconds’ or damaged Toys.
Glory, mom, is a huge personality who really is unable to cook, and whose ideas and words permeate the household and the children’s lives.
You will not soon forget these children or these adults.
Julia, Ginger’s 17-year-old daughter, is thinking about leaving home, it is in the middle of teenage/mother stress that she learns that her mother does not know where her sister Callie is and that they have been estranged for a long period of time and that all three sisters had a brother, who died in an accident. This discovery knocks the balancing act of silence right off its pedestal and the whole story begins to untangle.
TLC Book Tours sent me this amazing book for review. SISTERS ONE, TWO, THREE is a worthwhile read and some fine humor.
I invite you to read SISTERS ONE, TWO, THREE – The Family Like No Other.
“Nancy Star is the author of four previous novels: Carpool Diem, Up Next, Now This, and Buried Lives. Her nonfiction writing has appeared in the New York Times, Family Circle, Diversion magazine, and on the web. Before embarking on her writing career, Nancy worked for more than a decade as a movie executive in the film business, dividing her time between New York and London. She has two grown daughters and a son-in-law and now lives in New Jersey with her husband.” (TLC)