The Resource Once we were sisters, Sheila Kohler

Once we were sisters, Sheila Kohler

Label
Once we were sisters
Title
Once we were sisters
Statement of responsibility
Sheila Kohler
Creator
Author
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
Summary
After her sister's murder, the author returns to South Africa and recalls such life events as the death of her father, her idyllic early childhood, and her schooling in Paris and Rome
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10549250
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kohler, Sheila
Dewey number
828.91403
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kohler, Sheila
  • Kohler, Sheila
  • Authors, South African
  • Sisters
  • Sisters
  • Large print books
  • South Africa
Target audience
adult
Label
Once we were sisters, 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.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
251 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410498441
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
Once we were sisters, 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.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
251 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410498441
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print

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