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The Geometry of Sisters

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

A wonderful story

Still reeling from the deaths of her husband and oldest daughter Carrie during a storm off Mackinac Island, Maggie Shaw obtains a job teaching English at the prominent Newport Academy in Newport, Rhode Island. Her two other children, the well adjusted sixteen years old...
Still reeling from the deaths of her husband and oldest daughter Carrie during a storm off Mackinac Island, Maggie Shaw obtains a job teaching English at the prominent Newport Academy in Newport, Rhode Island. Her two other children, the well adjusted sixteen years old Travis and the deeply disturbed fourteen years old Beck-accompany her on the move from Ohio.

In Newport, Beck meets and befriends fellow math prodigy Lucy, who hopes to create a computation that will lead to her late father visiting her. Beck on the other hand turns to math for solace as principles don't leave. Travis struggles with two girls; the one in hand vs. the one he left behind. Meanwhile as Maggie readjusts to New England, having been at the academy before, she prays for a miracle as Carrie's body was never recovered.

This is an engaging look at grief as Maggie seeks solace by retuning to a place that she was happy in her past. She is not there for her two teens who have issues as she can only deal with herself at this time. The story line is character driven as the three surviving Shaw family members each cope (or not) in their own unique way. However, when the plot takes a spin that most readers will see coming, it loses some of the acute angles that make up THE GEOMETRY OF SISTERS.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on March 21, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Who wrote this book?

After 80+ pages, I wasn't even able to get into the book and finally gave up trying to read it. Not up to Ms. Rice's standards....

posted by SeabearCP on June 13, 2009

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  • Posted June 25, 2009

    A Winner

    I love Luanne Rice's books. Her characters are real and you can become part of them. You feel as though you know them and you laugh, cry, hope, and dream with them. All women can relate to this story whether you have a sister or just wish you had a sister. The books on CD are a favorite and I especially like the idea of dual readers which really brings the characters to life.

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  • Posted March 21, 2009

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    A wonderful story

    Still reeling from the deaths of her husband and oldest daughter Carrie during a storm off Mackinac Island, Maggie Shaw obtains a job teaching English at the prominent Newport Academy in Newport, Rhode Island. Her two other children, the well adjusted sixteen years old Travis and the deeply disturbed fourteen years old Beck-accompany her on the move from Ohio.

    In Newport, Beck meets and befriends fellow math prodigy Lucy, who hopes to create a computation that will lead to her late father visiting her. Beck on the other hand turns to math for solace as principles don't leave. Travis struggles with two girls; the one in hand vs. the one he left behind. Meanwhile as Maggie readjusts to New England, having been at the academy before, she prays for a miracle as Carrie's body was never recovered.

    This is an engaging look at grief as Maggie seeks solace by retuning to a place that she was happy in her past. She is not there for her two teens who have issues as she can only deal with herself at this time. The story line is character driven as the three surviving Shaw family members each cope (or not) in their own unique way. However, when the plot takes a spin that most readers will see coming, it loses some of the acute angles that make up THE GEOMETRY OF SISTERS.

    Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2012

    recommend

    I am in the process of reading this book right now and I tell you it's hard to put it down. I give this a two thumbs up and it's one of the bet Luanne Rice has written

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2010

    i loved it

    this is a very good book. luanne rice is a very good author.

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  • Posted June 29, 2009

    Great

    I really enjoy reading Luanne Rice

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  • Posted June 11, 2009

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    The Geometry of Sisters,

    I enjoyed it very much, its a little different than some of her others. I love the beach book and tell you about the area were their lifes are. But it was still great.

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