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The murderer's daughters, Randy Susan Meyers

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The murderer's daughters
Title
The murderer's daughters
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Randy Susan Meyers
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
A beautifully written, compulsively readable debut that deals with the aftermath of a shocking act of violence that leaves two young sisters with nothing but each other-in the tradition of White Oleander, this haunting novel is a testament to the power of family and the ties that bind us together, even as they threaten to tear us apart Mama was "no macaroni-necklace-wearing kind of mother." She was a lipstick and perfume-wearing mother, a flirt whose estranged husband still hungered for her. After Mama threw him out, she warned the girls to never let Daddy in the house, an admonition that tears at ten-year-old Lulu whenever she thinks about the day she opened the door for her drunken father, and watched as he killed her mother, stabbed her five-year-old sister Merry and tried to take his own life. Effectively orphaned by their mother's death and father's imprison- ment, Lulu and Merry, unwanted by family members and abandoned to a terrifying group home, spend their young lives carrying more than just the visible scars from the tragedy. Even as their plan to be taken in by a well-to-do foster family succeeds, they come to learn they'll never really belong anywhere or to anyone-that all they have to hold onto is each other
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Meyers, Randy Susan
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Fathers and daughters
  • Children of uxoricides
  • Criminals
  • Abused children
  • Abusive parents
  • Adult children of dysfunctional families
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Label
The murderer's daughters, Randy Susan Meyers
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Publication
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Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2009
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First St. Martin's Griffin edition
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781847443175
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a99313
  • (Sirsi) a99313
Label
The murderer's daughters, Randy Susan Meyers
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2009
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First St. Martin's Griffin edition
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781847443175
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a99313
  • (Sirsi) a99313

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