I See You Everywhere: Book summary and reviews of I See You Everywhere by Julia Glass

I See You Everywhere

by Julia Glass

I See You Everywhere
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  • Published in USA  Oct 2008
    304 pages
    Genre: Novels

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Louisa Jardine is the older one, the conscientious student, precise and careful: the one who yearns for a good marriage, an artistic career, a family. Clem, the archetypal youngest, is the rebel: uncontainable, iconoclastic, committed to her work but not to the men who fall for her daring nature.

In this vivid, heartrending story of what we can and cannot do for those we love, the sisters grow closer as they move farther apart. Louis settles in New York while Clem, a wildlife biologist, moves restlessly about until she lands in the Rocky Mountains. Their complex bond, Louisa observes, is “like a double helix, two souls coiling around a common axis, joined yet never touching.”

Alive with all the sensual detail and riveting characterization that mark Glass’s previous work, I See You Everywhere is a piercingly candid story of life and death, companionship and sorrow, and the nature of sisterhood itself.

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"It should prove an engaging and intelligent, though not literary, page-turner for sisters who like to revel in sisterhood." - Publishers Weekly.

"With questions left unresolved, readers will walk away less than satisfied." - Library Journal.

"Not a great novel, but a good one, and a promising extension of Glass's already impressive range." - Kirkus Reviews.

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Julia Glass Author Biography

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Julia Glass is the author of Three Junes, winner of the 2002 National Book Award for Fiction; The Whole World Over; I See You Everywhere, winner of the 2009 Binghamton University John Gardner Book Award; and The Widower's Tale.

She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Her short fiction has won several prizes, and her personal essays have been widely anthologized.

She lives in Massachusetts with her family.

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