↠ A Gift for My Sister || ↠ PDF Download by ê Ann Pearlman

  • Title: A Gift for My Sister
  • Author: Ann Pearlman
  • ISBN: 9781439159491
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Hardcover

  • From the author of The Christmas Cookie Club, a touching novel about two sisters struggling to understand the meaning of family.Ann Pearlman s The Christmas Cookie Club enthralled readers everywhere with a heartwarming and touching story about the power of female friendship Now, in A Gift for My Sister, she once again explores the depth of the human heart, and this time iFrom the author of The Christmas Cookie Club, a touching novel about two sisters struggling to understand the meaning of family.Ann Pearlman s The Christmas Cookie Club enthralled readers everywhere with a heartwarming and touching story about the power of female friendship Now, in A Gift for My Sister, she once again explores the depth of the human heart, and this time it s through the eyes of two sisters Tara and Sky share a mother, but aside from that they seem to differ in almost every way When a series of tragedies strikes, they must somehow come together in the face of heartbreak, dashed hopes, and demons of the past The journey they embark on forces each woman to take a walk in the other s shoes and examine what sisterhood really means to them It s a long road to understanding, and everyone who knows them hopes these two sisters can find a way back to each other.
    Ann Pearlman
    Ann Pearlman was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for INFIDELITY which was also made into a Lifetime movie Her first novel, THE CHRISTMAS COOKIE CLUB has been translated into 6 languages and was a national and international bestseller A GIFT FOR MY SISTER, following characters first introduced in The Christmas Cookie Club won a prize for best fiction in 2014 THE LOTTERY, the third in the series, was published in the fall of 2014 She also writes non fiction, INSIDE THE CRIPS is the story of a gang member from L.A and KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING sent Ann on a national TV, Oprah radio and print tour She wrote a cookbook with her friend, and hostess of her cookie club, THE CHRISTMAS COOKIE COOKBOOK OTHER LIVES and ANGELS , are illustrated short stories.With HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW, Ann returned to memoir as part of Shebooks first launch in late 2013 Ann studied writing at the University of Michigan, attended workshops at Sewanee and Squaw Valley Writers Conferences When she s not writing, Ann enjoys making art and hanging out with family and friendsad and see her art annpearlman


    I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review. My first impression of the book, even before cracking it open, was that it would be a gut-wrencher. The description mentions "Tara and Sky share a mother, but aside from that they seem to differ in almost every way. When a series of tragedies strikes, they must somehow come together in the face of heartbreak, dashed hopes, and demons of the past." which sounds right up my alley. I love a good tear-jerker - they can be so cathartic. An [...]

    Christina M Condy
    This book was a tumultuous ride for me. The book starts out with Sky waking because she can’t sleep past a certain time due to the death of her best friend Mia. This awoke cords in me because I too wake at a certain time every morning due to deaths. I kept reading and my world just went topsy, turvy. Sky had lost 3 pregnancies, I too had lost 3 twin pregnancies in the span of one year and I knew the heart felt pain that losing those pregnancies cost me, so right away I was sucked kicking and s [...]

    This review is also posted at The Bawdy Book Blog. A Gift for My Sister leaves you emotionally raw and rips your heart to shreds…before putting it back together in such a way that you know you’ll never be the same again. Because this is a story that, once you’ve finished it and set it aside, takes a piece of your heart with it.Sky and Tara are half-sisters; they share a mother, but Tara came along a number of years after Sky’s father passed away and their mother remarried, disrupting the [...]

    Jasmine Marie #thebookishmama
    I'm a sucker for books about sisterhood. Maybe it's because I have a younger sister of my own and I personally understand how unique our relationship can be. Even though I enjoyed reading A Gift for My Sister, it left me with a sad, sinking feeling that I couldn't seem to shake away all day after I finished the book.I really enjoyed Pearlman's writing. She has an exceptional way of adding depth to her characters through flashbacks that are seamlessly embedded within the story in a way that build [...]

    Susanna Mahoney
    A Gift For My Sister opens with Sky, a lawyer, as a little girl reminiscing about her childhood and losing her father at the tender age of seven and has to walk the life path pretending it did not shatter her world, for everyone around her treated her as a disease and she is contagious.The character Sky deeply grieving in her sorrow thinks of her father, his sudden death and like a windy storm her life's path was changed with surprises and personal trials.First she had to accept a step sister wh [...]

    How Ann Pearlman Reminded me about the Importance of FamilyI won this book ages ago, and was quite excited for its arrival in the mail. I voraciously read and thoroughly enjoyed it. Then, because it affected me in such a profound way, have been struggling ever since to write a review.This review has taken me the longest to write of all the books I’ve had read and sitting in a pile. I’ve wondered why this review was so hard to get started on, but re-reading the final two chapters really pin-p [...]

    Phaedra Seabolt
    A Gift For My Sister is a story about tragedy, family, and overcoming the odds. Every chapter has two sections, one from Tara;s perspective (the younger sister) and one from Sky's perspective (the older sister). Sky is the result of a very loving marriage that was shattered by the unexpected death of her father. A little after this tragedy, Sky's mother remarried and had Tara. Unfortunately,Tara's father was a philanderer. He left the family when Tara was fairly young and remarried only to cheat [...]

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    Sky and Tara are half-sisters who share the same mother. The difference in their age and their individual personalities make them seem like anything but sisters. They each have their own issues and quirks. Sky, who remembers her own father as a loving person, looks at her relationship with her husband differently than Tara, who remembers her father as an unfaithful man who left them behind for another woman. Sky’s need for security matches Tara’s need to belong. When tragedy strikes Sky’s [...]

    Sandra Stiles
    Sky and Tara are half sisters. Sky's father died when she was young. Her mother remarried and Tara was born. Tara's father left them to chase after other women. Both of their father's shaped their lives. Sky has issues with needing to feel secure. She is a perfectionist. Tara has always felt like she didn't fit in with her family. She has trust issues when it comes to men. Both of them have children they would do anything for. On the day Sky loses her job her husband ends up in the hospital. At [...]

    Kristin (Kritters Ramblings)
    How strong is a bond between sisters, even if they are only half sisters? I think through this book you find that sharing a mom is a bond that can overcome almost anything. Tara and Sky are half sisters who have lived through quite a few disappointments in each of their lives, but they don't realize what emotions each sister has had to live through until a true tragedy hits and they are on a road trip of sorts.Being a sister this book hit real close to my heart. Although my sister and I have not [...]

    Northern Light
    Tara and Sky although sisters are very different and seem to have little in common. When tragedy strikes they are thrown together and forced to look at themselves and the wider world.I enjoyed this book and particularly the writing style of alternative chapters from Sky and Tara's viewpoint of the same events. Although some of it can be rather superficial at times it manages on the whole to stay believable even when dealing with deep emotions.Recommend it especially if you have a sister!

    I truly enjoyed reading this book. The road trip becomes an emotional struggle for the two sisters , but in the end such a great blessing. I have a sister and I could relate to the way I think about her and she about me. If I was given the chance, I would go down the same road just to really get to know her. The story is a real eye opener and yet very heart warming as well. teaches us all a lesson in life. Great book worth your time reading very interesting.

    Michaela Lake
    This story explores the relationship between two sisters and how their eyes are opened when life's ride gets bumpy. The geography was a little beyond me, but that didn't interfere with being able to follow the plot.Slightly scary in places - it points up the fact that none of us really knows what tomorrow will bring. Get through the tragedy and there's feel-good by the end.

    Emily Boivin
    i was so happy to recieve my copy of this wounderfull little book that i won on . as it is an amazing story that truly touched my heart. i loved the charecters and hated to see the book come to an end. i will keep this novel in my permanat library to be read over again. thank you ann for a wounderfull read, i can not wait for your next novel.

    Sometimes a book exactly catches the emotions you are feeling, and the exact thoughts you are thinking about. This book really got into my head and heart, reflecting my own thoughts and feelings about some current life events. Very evocative and profound for my life right at this moment.

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    I received this book from the Atria/Emily Bestler Books for review.I really liked this novel .It kept me away from other novel until I finished.I will read other novels by this author.

    Donna Huber
    This was really a sadder read than I thought it would be. Read my full review at Girl Who Reads

    Nice story about finding the positive, connecting threads in relationships that had previously only been perceived through all the negative aspects. Easy to read, hard to put down.

    Wow, don't forget your tissues.

    „Apfelblüten im August“ erzählt die Geschichte der beiden ungleichen Halb-Schwestern Sky und Tara. Eigentlich hat Sky alles im Leben was man sich wünschen kann. Einen wundervollen, sie vergötterten Ehemann, eine entzückende kleine Tochter, ein schönes Haus und einen guten Teilzeit-Job als Anwältin. Und auch Tara, die Wilde und Unangepasste, hat scheinbar endlich ihren Platz im Leben gefunden. Die Rap-Gang in der sie zusammen mit Lebensgefährten Aaron auftritt, startet gerade so richt [...]

    I really enjoyed this. I picked it up on a sale table and was surprised how much I liked it.

    Before I begin my review, I would like to thank Inga Kupp-Silberg for generously giving me a copy of this book for review and Pavarti Tyler for informing me of the opportunity.Here is my very abbreviated synopsis of the book. A Gift for My Sister is a story told from the dual perspectives of two sisters about their struggles with love and life. At first, the two are distant, disconnected, and consider each other almost as strangers -- being only half-sisters by birth. After tragedy strikes, a ro [...]

    Lauren K
    2.5 starsThis review was first posted @ The Australian BookshelfA Gift for my Sister is a tale of grief, loss, love and forgiveness in the lives of two half-sisters, Tara and Sky. Sky’s father died when she was just seven years old and her mother re-married and birthed to Tara. The age-gap and circumstances of the family has not lent to itself to closeness between the sisters who were abandoned by another father due to his unfaithful ways.Now, as adults Tara is married to a rap-star and pursui [...]

    I liked this story, I don't have any sisters but I can understand the sibling rivalry. Tara and Sky both assume that their mother gives more attention to the other. Tara, the wild child has always forged her own way and no matter what happens to her she is able to make "lemonade" out her situation. Sky is more of a planner, she is detailed about her life should be. She just doesn't understand why life is as cruel and unfair to her as she does everything right. She lost her father at young age an [...]

    Dinda Lestarini
    The story is quite heartwarming. Sky and Tara are half sister. As sisters, they're never close because they're so different. Sky is the good girl and Tara is the rebel one. Sky always plan her life, but sometimes reality are not always the same with what we want. Along the way, Sky lost some people she loves so sudden and tragic. When her husband died, she can barely function. In her depression, Tara steps up and help her sister moving back to their hometown. In the journey to their hometown, th [...]

    Reyna Hawk
    Ok what can I say about this book; I was expecting something totally different. I hadn’t read the synopsis (which I do quite frequently, I like being surprised) so I was going by the title alone. This little book took me by surprised and I rather enjoyed it. I like the banter and the “attitude” between the sisters, Sky and Tara. Their story unfolds in a unique manner. I really liked how the author split up the story line between the two sisters; giving each one there own “voice” and vi [...]

    I received a copy of this book from Simon and Schuster through a First Reads giveaway, thank you!I should preface my review by saying the closest thing I have to a sister is my sister-in-law of <5 years. While I was drawn to this book because of my desire to have a close sister, I only have one brother.That being said, this book just wasn't for me. I didn't find it to be too much like the cover described and just wasn't what I was expecting. The half of the book that involved Tara was almost [...]

    Wendy Hines
    Tara and Sky have the same mother, but different fathers. However, through tragedy, they both lost their father's and grew up without one. The seven year age gap between them didn't help much either. As the oldest of three, and all sisters, there is an eight gap between me and the youngest, so I can definitely understand that. When you're growing up, eight years or seven as in this case, can seem like twenty. Now older, Sky has recently lost her husband and is raising her daughter. Tara is marri [...]

    Tara and Sky are sisters and couldn't be more different, as is probably usually the case. Tara has always been jealous of Sky, her older half-sister. Even though Sky's father died young, she knew he loved her. When Marnie, their mom, remarried and Tara came along, she knew that her dad didn't really care about her. So, she gives her mom alot of grief in her quest for love. She ends up pregnant at 17 with Aaron's baby, a black hip-hop musician and finds true love and commitment. Meanwhile, Sky ha [...]

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