by Barbara SamuelAugust, 2007
An assured debut
Elizabeth Joy Arnold's accomplished and stunning first novel, Pieces of My Sister's Life, is the poignant and riveting tale of twin sisters who love the same man and the tragic, long-ranging consequences of their rivalry. Kerry and Eve Barnard, essentially orphaned at 16, always shared an almost mystical bond until the hectic passions and heedless yearnings that explode a year later. Flash forward 13 years and the estranged sisters are faced with another life-altering event that will force them to come to terms with themselves and each other, and the fact that life has not always been fair or even kind. In prose both elegant and direct, Arnold delivers a piercingly romantic, highly readable tale of mystery and loss, longing and redemption as haunting as the last dusk of summer.