Sisters graphically explores the disastrous effects of sexual abuse on the victim, Mabel, her sister, Bertie, and future generations of daughters. Half-truths, lies and thwarted dreams cripple these bitter, unhappy women. The chapters that alternate between characters and time periods are melodramatic, confusing, and superficial. Real insight into human nature sometimes shines through but not often enough to have this novel be a satisfying read.
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