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The Sisters Sweet: a novel
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Published:
New York : The Dial Press, an imprint of Random House, [2021].
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
398 pages ; 24 cm
Status:
Ashland Adult Fiction
WEISS
Description
A young woman in a vaudeville sister act must learn to forge her own path after her twin runs away to Hollywood in this “elegant, immersive . . . exploration of sisterhood, identity, ambition and betrayal” (The New York Times).

“A beautifully told coming-of-age story that embraces life with a galloping energy and irresistible curiosity.”—Maggie Shipstead, bestselling author of Great Circle

Leaving was my sister’s choice. I would have to make my own.
 
All Harriet Szász has ever known is life onstage with her sister, Josie. As “The Sisters Sweet,” they pose as conjoined twins in a vaudeville act conceived of by their ambitious parents, who were once themselves theatrical stars. But after Josie exposes the family’s fraud and runs away to Hollywood, Harriet must learn to live out of the spotlight—and her sister’s shadow. As Josie’s star rises in California, the Szászes fall on hard times. Striving to keep her struggling family afloat, Harriet molds herself into the perfect daughter. She also tentatively forms her first relationships outside her family and begins to imagine a life for herself beyond the role of dutiful daughter that she has played for so long. Finally, Harriet must decide whether to honor her mother, her father, or the self she’s only beginning to get to know. 

Full of long-simmering tensions, buried secrets, questionable saviors, and broken promises, this is a story about how much we are beholden to others and what we owe ourselves. Layered and intimate, The Sisters Sweet heralds the arrival of an accomplished new voice in fiction.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781984801548, 1984801546

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"All Harriet Szász has ever known is life onstage with her twin sister, Josie. As "The Sisters Sweet," they pose as conjoined twins in a vaudeville act conceived of by their ambitious father and managed by their practical mother, who were once theatrical stars in their own rights. Then, in an explosive act, Josie exposes the fraud in a spectacular fashion and runs away to Hollywood. The family retreats to Chicago, where Harriet must figure out how to live out of the spotlight--and her sister's shadow. Striving to keep her struggling family afloat, Harriet molds herself into the perfect daughter. But she also begins to form her first relationships outside her family. As Josie's star rises and as the Szászes fall on hard times, Harriet must decide whether to honor her mother, her father, or the self she's only beginning to get to know. Full of long-simmering tensions, buried secrets, questionable saviors, and broken promises, this is ultimately a story about how we are beholden to others and what we owe ourselves, and heralds the arrival of an accomplished new voice in fiction"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Weiss, E. (2021). The Sisters Sweet: a novel. First edition. New York: The Dial Press, an imprint of Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Weiss, Elizabeth, 1984-. 2021. The Sisters Sweet: A Novel. New York: The Dial Press, an imprint of Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Weiss, Elizabeth, 1984-, The Sisters Sweet: A Novel. New York: The Dial Press, an imprint of Random House, 2021.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Weiss, Elizabeth. The Sisters Sweet: A Novel. First edition. New York: The Dial Press, an imprint of Random House, 2021. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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