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The Geometry of Sisters: A Novel (Newport, Rhode Island) [Kindle Edition]

Luanne Rice

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“The always insightful and engaging Rice explores the mystical bond between sisters as she portrays families learning what it means to love and forgive.”—Booklist

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New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice explores the complex emotional equations of love and loyalty that hold together three pairs of remarkable sisters, in an unforgettable story of loss, redemption, and forgiveness
 
The storm off Mackinac Island that engulfed Maura Shaw’s husband and elder daughter,Carrie, also swept away the illusion of her life as the perfect midwestern wife and mother. Now, after years away, Maura has returned to Rhode Island to teach English at the fabled Newport Academy and to seek a new beginning. Newport has never failed to infuse Maura with a sense of mystery and hope, but ever since the accident, her younger daughter, fourteen-year-old Beck, has retreated into the safe, predictable world of mathematics. Without Carrie, Beck has lost half of herself—the half that would have fit into the elite private school she and her brother, Travis, will attend. The half that made things right. Sixteen-year-old Travis is also struggling to adjust—juggling a long-distance first love and an attraction to a girl with a wicked sparkle in her eye. And for Maura, ghosts linger here—an unresolved breach with her own beloved sister and a long-ago secret that may now have the power to set her free. . . .

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 599 KB
  • Print Length: 402 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0553589776
  • Publisher: Bantam (April 14 2009)
  • Sold by: Random House Canada, Incorp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001NLKSJ8
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #234,955 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars  43 reviews
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost makes me want to look at my son's geometry book! April 18 2009
By M. Smiley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Who knew that math would make a good idea for a great read! Combine the math with the close relationships of two generations of sisters and Luanne Rice rates an A plus in my book! As we follow grieving mom Maura Shaw moving her two children Beck and Travis from Ohio to Newport, RI, we learn more about the death of her husband and what caused her oldest daughter Carrie to run away. The sister plot thickens as there is also a deep rift between Maura and her own sister Katherine, some sister ghosts at the academy, and two other rich sisters at the academy. Although I've never had a love for math, this book made me appreciate the different angles, circles, triangles that love and life can take! I also immediately called my sister after finishing "The Geometry of Sisters" - time for bonding and a girl's weekend! Luanne Rice doesn't disappoint again - I love her books!
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lost in the math June 3 2009
By L. Phipps - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Although Ms. Rice can write and makes her books very compelling this one was flat. I never felt I knew any of the characters well and the ending was rushed just ready to be over. None of the characters you really knew or cared about. It is an easy read and takes very little time to get through but this is not her best work. I thought the math part of the story was just boring.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great read May 19 2009
By Daisy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
While I thought the beginning of the book was slow, Luanne Rice develops wonderful characters that you pull for over time... The story opens with the remnants of a family... and over the course of the story, you slowly watch them build their lives from the ashes of their old family. As any family knows whose been through tragedy, you are never the same. I was captivated by their family and how they struggled to move on. This was a great read, if you love Light of the Moon or Dance with Me... you will love this book. I can't wait for Deep Blue Sea for Beginners.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this story! March 4 2011
By a reviewer in Seattle - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
I loved this story and will look into more books by this author. While reading, I was so deeply reminded of the love I had for my sister and how much I miss her. It was a wonderful reminder of the love that only sisters can share.
I "read" the audiobook version and it was delightful. The readers gave excellent voice to each character. This is most definitely a book that I will recommend to my friends.
JMHO
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Math = love Jan. 6 2011
By dcbooklover - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
If you like Luanne Rice's books and style in general, you will love this book. The focus is very much on family relationships, particularly those between sisters. After the death of her husband, Maura returns home from Ohio to Newport after 18 years away, during which she has been estranged from her sister Katharine. Her daughter, Carrie, ran away from home in the wake of her father's death and has missing for a year. This is incredibly painful for the entire family, but particularly hard on Beck, Carrie's younger sister. Maura tries to rebuild her life in Newport, including continuing her search for Carrie. As she reconnects not only with her sister but with a lost love from years before, the pieces of her shattered life begin to mend. Although a little unrealistic in terms of plot development, this was extremely moving and the characters were compelling.

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For every day sisters don't talk to each other, a day is taken from the end of their lives. It's that destructive. Their lives are shorter, because their anguish and bitterness destroys them from the inside out. It eats away at their veins, weakens the walls of their hearts. &quote;
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Something happens to sisters who've stopped talking to each other for any stretch of time. Once it has happenedonce the pattern has been set, and months and years go by, they get used to it. The unthinkable becomes thinkable. They imagine they can live without each otherbecause that's what they're doing. Even if they make up, get back together, at the first sign of strife, they might revert to not speaking. &quote;
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