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Once we were sisters: a memoir

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ONE OF PEOPLE MAGAZINE'S BEST NEW BOOKS"A searing and intimate memoir about love turned deadly." —The BBC"An intimate illumination of sisterhood and loss." PeopleWhen Sheila Kohler was thirty-seven, she received the heart-stopping news that her sister Maxine, only two years older, was killed when her husband drove them off a deserted road in Johannesburg. Stunned by the news, she immediately flew back to the country where she was born, determined to find answers and forced to reckon with his history of violence and the lingering effects of their most unusual childhood—one marked by death and the misguided love of their mother.In her signature spare and incisive prose, Sheila Kohler recounts the lives she and her sister led. Flashing back to their storybook childhood at the family estate, Crossways, Kohler tells of the death of her father when she and Maxine were girls, which led to the family abandoning their house and the girls being raised by their mother, at turns distant and suffocating. We follow them to the cloistered Anglican boarding school where they first learn of separation and later their studies in Rome and Paris where they plan grand lives for themselves—lives that are interrupted when both marry young and discover they have made poor choices. Kohler evokes the bond between sisters and shows how that bond changes but never breaks, even after death."A beautiful and disturbing memoir of a beloved sister who died at the age of thirty-nine in circumstances that strongly suggest murder. . . . Highly recommended." —Joyce Carol Oates
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searing and intimate memoir about love turned deadly." —The BBC
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When Sheila Kohler was thirty-seven, she received the heart-stopping news that her sister Maxine, only two years older, was killed when her husband drove them off a deserted road in Johannesburg. Stunned by the news, she immediately flew back to the country where she was born, determined to find answers and forced to reckon with his history of violence and the lingering effects of their most unusual childhood—one marked by death and the misguided love of their mother.
In her signature spare and incisive prose, Sheila Kohler recounts the lives she and her sister led. Flashing back to their storybook childhood at the family estate, Crossways, Kohler tells of the death of her father when she and Maxine were girls, which led to the family abandoning their house and the girls being raised by their mother, at turns distant and suffocating. We follow them to the cloistered Anglican boarding school where they first learn of separation and later their studies in Rome and Paris where they plan grand lives for themselves—lives that are interrupted when both marry young and discover they have made poor choices. Kohler evokes the bond between sisters and shows how that bond changes but never breaks, even after death.
"A beautiful and disturbing memoir of a beloved sister who died at the age of thirty-nine in circumstances that strongly suggest murder. . . . Highly recommended." —Joyce Carol Oates
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subject_facetAuthors, South African -- Biography
Autobiographies
Kohler, Sheila
Kohler, Sheila -- Family
Kohler, Sheila -- Travel
Large type books
Sisters -- South Africa -- Biography
Sisters -- South Africa -- Death
South Africa -- History -- 1961-1994 -- Biography
Women -- South Africa -- Biography
Women authors, South African -- Biography
title_displayOnce we were sisters : a memoir
title_fullOnce We Were Sisters A Memoir
Once we were sisters : a memoir / Sheila Kohler
Once we were sisters : a memoir [electronic resource] / Sheila Kohler
Once we were sisters [text (large print)] : a memoir / Sheila Kohler
title_shortOnce we were sisters
title_suba memoir
topic_facetAuthors, South African
Biography & Autobiography
Death
Family
History
Kohler, Sheila
Multi-Cultural
Nonfiction
Sisters
Travel
Women
Women authors, South African