Amazingly, this book is fiction. Lori Lansens creates characters in Rose and Ruby Darlen that seem so real that I have a hard time believing that they exist only on the pages of this book and in the brilliant mind of the author. And now, in my heart as well. I am Rose Darlen of Baldoon County. However, they are 'the girls' and would not trade their lives for any others. 2 people found this helpful.
In Lori Lansens' astonishing second novel, readers come to know and love two of the most remarkable characters in Canadian fiction. Rose and Ruby are conjoined twins. Born during a tornado to a shocked teenaged mother in the hospital at Leaford, Ontario, they are raised by the nurse who helped usher them into the world. This book, THE GIRLS, is written as if we are reading Rose's autobiography as she writes it. How does a conjoined twin write an autobiography without the input of her twin? Well, she allows chapters to be written by Ruby.
Meet Rose and Ruby: sisters, best friends, confidantes, and conjoined. In what has to be the best blend of heartbreaking sadness and unbelievable joy, author Lori Lansens has managed to write a novel about two girls that you will not soon forget - if ever. After I finished THE GIRLS, I felt many emotions, but the strongest was that I had just read the story of two of my best and dearest friends.
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The Girls is the second novel by Canadian novelist and screenwriter Lori Lansens. It was first published in 2005 by Knopf Canada. It is the life story of a pair of conjoined twins, Rose and Ruby Darlen, narrated by the twins themselves. Rose, a budding writer, also details key moments from the lives of their adoptive parents, Aunt Lovey and Uncle Stash
Author : Lori Lansens. Publisher : Little, Brown And Company. Rarely has the experience of being a sister been so poignantly and memorably captured as in Lori Lansens's triumphant novel. Readers who encounter the girls will find it hard to resist falling under their spell. Users who liked this book, also liked.
In Lansens’s second novel, readers come to know Rose and Ruby, 29-year-old conjoined twins Wow! Did you ever come to a book having no idea what it was about? The Girls was that book for me and I was knocked off my feet by it. See if you can tell what it’s about from this opening paragraph. I have never looked into my sister’s eyes. I have never bathed alone.
Lori Lansens's blend of tragedy and comedy will touch you deeply. Lansens captures a contradictory longing for independence and togetherness that transcends the book's enormous conceit. Booklist - Kristine Huntley. Her biggest achievement in the novel is bringing to life these two truly extraordinary characters to such a degree that readers may forget they are reading fiction. speaks volumes about solitude, loneliness, and enormous personal courage. The Girls, the year's best book to come out of Canada, possibly the world. Not just a sophisticated literary accomplishment but a darned good read.
From Lori Lansens, author of the national bestsellers Rush Home Road, The Girls and The Wife's Tale comes a gripping tale of adventure, sacrifice and survival in the unforgiving wilderness of a legendary mountain. On his 18th birthday, Wolf Truly takes the tramway to the top of the mountain that looms over Palm Springs, intending to jump to his death.
Listen to Girls: A Novel audiobook by Lori Lansens. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Bestsellers and latest releases. Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA. Date: May 2006. Duration: 6 hours 0 minutes. Summary: Meet Rose and Ruby: sisters, best friends, confidantes, and conjoined twins. Since their birth, Rose and Ruby Darlen have been known simply as 'the girls'. They make friends, fall in love, have jobs, love their parents, and follow their dreams. But the Darlens are special.