Sinfonía en blanco. (Symphony in White) Lisboa, Adriana. tr. by Álvar Inchausti. Mexico: Alfaguara: Santillana, dist. by B&T. 2009. 230p. ISBN 978-970-58-0453-3. pap. $22.95. FICTION First published in Portuguese in 2001, this award-winning novel paints a vivid picture of two sisters who are survivors of incest at the hands of their father, María Inés as witness and Clarice as victim. Intrepid María Inés continually does things because they are forbidden, while and Clarice is the good girl who follows the rules until it almost destroys her. The title is taken from the James Abbott McNeill Whistler painting of a girl in white, a vision of María Inés that Tomás, an artist, fell in love with as a young man in Rio de Janeiro. Whether they can recapture their lost passion is in question as the novel opens, with Tomás and Clarice—now living next door to each other in Jabuticabais—awaiting María Inés on a long postponed visit. The action takes place among Jabuticabais, in rural Brazil; Rio de Janeiro; and Venice, Italy. As members of the privileged, landowning class, the protagonists appreciate classical music, paintings, and gelée exfoliante Lancôme. By the final chapter, which takes place the day after María Inés’s arrival, Lisboa has taken the reader through the crucial moments in each sister’s life, deftly weaving a satisfying tale of pain and survival. While it is not an easy read, the novel contains an important story artfully told. A good selection for both public and academic collections.—Sara Martinez, Hispanic Resource Ctr., TulsaCity-Cty. Lib. Sys.