By Julia Glass
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Julia Glass, the bestselling, nationwide e-book Award-winning writer of Three Junes, returns with a young, riveting e-book of 2 sisters and their advanced dating.
Louisa Jardine is the older one, the conscientious pupil, certain and cautious: the one that yearns for a great marriage, a creative occupation, a relatives. Clem, the archetypal youngest, is the insurgent: dedicated to her paintings saving animals, yet to not the lads who fall for her. during this bright, heartrending tale of what we will be able to and can't do for these we adore, the sisters develop nearer as they movement extra aside. All advised with sensual aspect and deft characterization, I See You far and wide is a candid tale of existence and dying, companionship and sorrow, and the character of sisterhood itself.
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She looked down at me and said, “Hello, dear one. ” Without waiting for me, she went back to her task. When I got inside the door, she had just pried the packing notice from its sleeve. She held it at arm’s length. Her face lit up like a flare. ” I stood beside her as she pulled an X-acto knife out of her apron pocket and removed its cap with her teeth (her actual teeth, believe it or not). Slowly, and with a concentration that totally canceled out my presence, she slit the tape. When she pulled the box open, Styrofoam peanuts exploded upward, reverse confetti.
And I happen to be the one who set my sights that way. Saving animals is all I’ve ever wanted to do. In fourth grade, I asked Mom to give me all her shoe boxes. A hospital: that was the plan. I cut windows in the ends of the boxes and stacked them in the bottom of my closet like high-rise condos. My first baby bird got the penthouse. Next day, he was dead. They almost always die, I’d learn. But that didn’t stop me. “You’re my daughter, all right,” said Mom when she saw what I’d built (though her tone made me wonder if the likeness was such a good thing).
She said this without self-pity or sadness. I’d lived with her for a month and hadn’t stopped to think, till then, that she no longer had any friends her own age. Not a one. Ralph returned. “Bob Dylan, the Dead, Marianne Faithfull, Lou Reed, Al Green, Hendrix. ” Lucy closed her eyes. She looked as if she was listening in order to memorize. For Jimi Hendrix, she sat forward and squeezed her eyes tight. At first, I assumed she found the din of his guitar unbearable. ” Her sherry glass was empty; with a slight nod, she passed it to Hector, who rose at once to get her a refill.
I See You Everywhere by Julia Glass