Read Sisters Online Free - -Tuck's prose is elegant.- -- New York Times Book Review Lily Tuck's critically-lauded, bestselling I Married You for Happiness was hailed by the Boston Globe as -an artfully crafted still life of one couple's marriage.- In her singular new novel Sisters, Tuck gives a very different portrait of marital life, exposing the intricacies and scandals of a new marriage sprung from betrayal.
Tuck's unnamed narrator lives with her new husband, his two teenagers, and the unbanishable presence of his first wife--known only as she. Obsessed with her, our narrator moves through her days presided over by the all-too-real ghost of the first marriage, fantasizing about how the first wife lives her life. Will the narrator ever equal she intellectually, or ever forget the betrayal that lies between them? And what of the secrets between her husband and she, from which the narrator is excluded? The daring and precise build up to an eerily wonderful denouement is a triumph of subtlety and surprise.
With Sisters, Lily Tuck delivers riveting psychological portrait of marriage, infidelity, and obsession; charting with elegance and insight love in all its phases.
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October 09, 2017
3.5 Prose that is simple, exact and elegant. An inside look at a second marriage, and a wife that tries to fit herself into the shape left by the divorced wife. One of the quickest books I have read lately as these are snippets, snapshots, of different observations. The second wife is our narrato...
December 18, 2017
Sabotage is like the fiendish thief in the night.
And, at times, we are the very ones who leave the door unlocked, inviting him in.
Lily Tuck creates a little treasure box of only 156 pages. But you and I will palm the tiny gems contained within for their eye-catching glow that speaks to us in its...
August 29, 2017
“First and second wives are like sisters.
—Christopher Nicholson (Winter)”
[Quotation before the title page]
What a delightful surprise! I don’t remember what prompted me to read this small book, but if I’d listened to it instead of reading it, it would have been like sitting next to an interesti...
October 08, 2017
Kind of weird, but kind of wonderful too.
This author packs so much in a scant 156 pages, I read it in under an hour. Why do I mention this? Because it’s not a lot of time to invest in a completely different reading experience and for those of us who like to shake it up every now and then, I woul...
November 14, 2017
Our unnamed narrator is unsure of her footing in her marriage. She constantly feels like she's walking in the shadow of her husband's ex-wife---never good enough, exciting enough, motherly or wifely enough. The book is presented as a series of short vignettes, almost like diary entries, and in ea...
July 02, 2017
“First and second wives are like sisters”. And isn’t that often the case! Fortunately my husband had an amicable and transparent divorce, but I distinctly remember past relationships and the obsessions I’ve felt with the past “Mrs. So-and-So.”
With Sisters, Lily Tuck aptly and skillfully captures...
March 23, 2017
The remarkable flow of this fascinating short novel is mesmerizing. A difficult proposition if forced to put it down, and rare in the book-reading business. A writer who knows words and what they do, who thinks about the many questions posed in life, and on...
January 05, 2018
It’s curious to think about the strange bond that we share with our romantic partner’s exes. Nobody else knows our partner so intimately in their habits, strengths, faults, secrets and sexual proclivities. Yet these exes typically remain people entirely unknown to us in reality (unless our partne...
June 18, 2017
This book is somewhat confusing to me. It seemed to flit from one subject to another in random thoughts, although I did like the writing. Some of the descriptions of music or art are beautifully written. This is a very short book about a second wife and her insecurities - always comparing herself...
September 23, 2017
I had no interest in reading a book about domestic strife, as I usually find that topic a bit unsettling. However, this novel has received some great reviews, and I've heard nothing but good things about Lily Tuck. So I picked it up in the bookstore, sat down with it, and was still sitting there...