Friday, August 18, 2017

Fiction Friday: The Good Daughters

The Good Daughters by Joyce Maynard

The novel portrays  the life  of two families
the Planks and the Dickerson, which are "mysteriously entwined". Ruth Plank and Dana Dickerson, born on same day and at same hospital, their childhood struggles and relationships with their parents unfold. They were called 'birthday sisters'. The Planks used to visit Dickerson almost every year.  

As the girls grew they started developing different interests. Ruth tend to develop interest in art and sex whereas Dana was more towards agriculture studies. Their love life also had varied approach, Ruth developed liking for Dana's brother whereas Dana felt herself attracted towards women.

 "As Ruth and Dana pursue love, contemplate children, and search for home, the truth of what unites their families is finally—at long last—revealed, in this beautifully written book."

“A story of choices and events so intimate I felt I was part of it. The novel is wrenching, the emotions radiant, and it will leave readers transformed”
—Luanne Rice, author of The Deep Blue Sea for Beginners

“Joyce Maynard has outdone herself in this beautifully written story you’ll find hard to put down and impossible to forget.”
— Elizabeth Berg, author of The Last Time I Saw You

Publishers Weekly
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