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The Resource The Bird Sisters

The Bird Sisters

Label
The Bird Sisters
Title
The Bird Sisters
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Rasmussen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Spring Green, Wisconsin, spinster sisters Milly and Twiss have spent their lives listening to heartbeats and heartaches, nursing birds and the people who bring them back to health. Back in the summer of 1947, Milly and Twiss knew nothing about trying to mend what had been accidentally broken. Milly was known as a great beauty with emerald eyes and Twiss was a brazen wild child who never wore a dress or did what she was told. That was the summer their golf pro father had an accident that cost him both his swing and his charm, and their mother, the daughter of a wealthy jeweler, finally admitted that their hardscrabble lives wouldn't change. It was the summer their priest, Father Rice, announced that God didn't exist and ran off to Mexico, and a boy named Asa finally caught Milly's eye. Most unforgettably, it was also the summer their cousin Bett came down from a town called Deadwater and changed the course of their lives forever. Rebecca Rasmussen's masterful debut novel is full of hope and beauty, heartbreak and sacrifice, love and the power of sisterhood, offering wonderful surprises at every turn
Summary
Caring for both troubled people and sick birds who visit their Wisconsin home, sisters Milly and Twiss look back on a summer from their youth during which their father suffered a debilitating accident, their mother resigned herself to a hardscrabble existence, and a cousin changed the course of their lives
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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384249
Cataloging source
DLC
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Rasmussen, Rebecca
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Bird Sisters
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307717986
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Bird Sisters
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307717986
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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