[ARC] The Moon sisters by Therese Walsh


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Jazz and Olivia are the two extremely different sisters in the novel’s title: the former one is practical and  pragmatic, the latter is a dreamer – also because of a form of synesthesia – and gives great importance to symbols and dreams.

The novel begins with the death of Beth, the mother of the two protagonists, an ambiguous event, that, after bringing confusion to all the Moon family, will bring Olivia to go to the Cranberry Glades to grant one of her mother wishes.

The narration follows the point of view of both the sisters, with sometimes the integration of part of letters wrote by Beth to her father along the years.

This alternation of POV allows to understand the different relation of the two with their mother, whose death both have to face and  overcome in their own way and the relation between the two sisters, extremely difficult because of their huge differences in behaviour.

It’s a  beautiful novel with profound meaning, the only issue is the fact it’s quite slow-paced in the central part (that could have been shorter), however the characters are alive and very well described and coherent with respect the context and their past history.

Thanks to the publisher for providing me the copy necessary to write this review.


* The Moon sisters by Therese Walsh ★★★★☆

*I read this book in English


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