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The Sister Effect by Susan Mallery

Beloved bestselling author Susan Mallery brings readers an emotional, witty and heartfelt story that explores the nuances of a broken family’s complex emotions as they strive to become whole in this uplifting story of human frailty and resilience.

Finley McGowan is determined that the niece she’s raising will always feel loved and wanted. Unlike how she felt after her mom left to pursue a dream of stardom, and when the grandfather who was left to raise them abandoned her and her sister, Sloane, when they needed him most. Finley reacted to her chaotic childhood by walking the straight and narrow --- nose down, work hard, follow the rules.

Sloane went the other way.

Week of May 20, 2024

Paperback releases for the week of May 20th include THE RIVER WE REMEMBER, a dazzling stand-alone novel from William Kent Krueger, in which a small Minnesota town is rocked by the murder of its most powerful citizen, pouring fresh fuel on old grievances; Alice Hoffman's THE INVISIBLE HOUR, an enchanting novel about love, heartbreak, self-discovery and the enduring magic of books; THE ONLY ONE LEFT by Riley Sager, a Gothic chiller about a young caregiver assigned to work for a woman accused of a Lizzie Borden-like massacre decades earlier; THE BEACH AT SUMMERLY, a ravishing summer read from Beatriz Williams that sweeps readers back to a mid-century New England rich with secrets and Cold War intrigue; and I AM HOMELESS IF THIS IS NOT MY HOME, Lorrie Moore’s first novel since A GATE AT THE STAIRS --- a daring, meditative exploration of love and death, passion and grief, and what it means to be haunted by the past, both by history and the human heart.