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About the Book

The Effects of Light

This richly evocative, poignant novel about two sisters, whose
lives are forever altered by a series of photos, marks the debut of
a remarkable talent.

Bound by the loss of their mother and encouraged to follow their
bliss by their brilliant professor father, young Myla and Pru Wolfe
blaze a path through childhood, hungry for all life has to offer.
Their precocity and ethereal beauty soon make them the favorite
subjects of photographer and family friend Ruth Handel, whose
celebrated images of children involve nudity. Suddenly the girls
are at the center of a firestorm of controversy, with shattering
results. Now, 13 years later, Myla Wolfe is living back east and
finally edging toward romance, when she begins receiving mysterious
communications that force her to confront her past and reclaim her

© Copyright 2005 by Warner Books, an imprint of Time Warner

The Effects of Light
by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

  • Publication Date: February 2, 2005
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0446533297
  • ISBN-13: 9780446533294