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Fiction. Julia Brannon, physically weak, but mentally alert and acutely observant, is the feisty and at times cantankerous protagonist of THE OTHER SISTER. Her daughter, Rachel, and her granddaughter, Thea, have given her, as a move-in present into the retirement home, a laptop computer on which they ask Julia to record events from her past. The narrative of the novel travels back and forth from a first-person narrative as Julia writes memories on her laptop, to a third-person narrative of an omniscient narrator following Julia at the retirement home. Julia's recorded anecdotes cover many major historical events that affected Julia over the last century. As universal as these events were, within the context of a novel, history is always singular and personal.
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About the Author
Lola Lemire Tostevin was born into a French-speaking family in Northern Ontario (Timmins) although she writes mainly in English. She has published seven collections of poetry, one collection of literary essays and two novels. Her work has been translated into French and Italian. She has also taught creative writing at York University in the 1980s and '90s and was writer-in-residence at the University of Western Ontario during the 2004-05 academic year. Her work has been the subject of several graduate and post-graduate theses. Fully bilingual, she currently devotes most of her time to writing. She lives in Toronto with her family.