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The Resource Once we were sisters : a memoir, Sheila Kohler

Once we were sisters : a memoir, Sheila Kohler

Label
Once we were sisters : a memoir
Title
Once we were sisters
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Sheila Kohler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Sheila Kohler was thirty-seven, she received the heart-stopping news that her sister Maxine, only two years older, was killed when her husband drove them off a deserted road in Johannesburg. Stunned by the news, she immediately flew back to the country where she was born, determined to find answers and forced to reckon with his history of violence and the lingering effects of their most unusual childhood—one marked by death and the misguided love of their mother. In her signature spare and incisive prose, Sheila Kohler recounts the lives she and her sister led. Flashing back to their storybook childhood at the family estate, Crossways, Kohler tells of the death of her father when she and Maxine were girls, which led to the family abandoning their house and the girls being raised by their mother, at turns distant and suffocating. We follow them to the cloistered Anglican boarding school where they first learn of separation and later their studies in Rome and Paris where they plan grand lives for themselves—lives that are interrupted when both marry young and discover they have made poor choices. Kohler evokes the bond between sisters and shows how that bond changes but never breaks, even after death
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 828/.91403
  • B
Illustrations
photographs
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PR9369.3.K64
  • PR9369.3.K64
LC item number
  • Z46 2016
  • Z46 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Once we were sisters : a memoir, Sheila Kohler
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky280603829
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9780143129295
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016005921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black & white photos
Label
Once we were sisters : a memoir, Sheila Kohler
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky280603829
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9780143129295
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016005921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black & white photos

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