Summary

From the author of the best-selling Three Junes comes an intimate new work of fiction: a tale of two sisters, together and apart, told in their alternating voices over 25 years. Louisa Jardine is the older one, the conscientious student, precise and careful: the one who yearns for a good marriage, an artistic career, a family. Clem, the archetypal youngest, is the rebel: uncontainable, iconoclastic, committed to her work but not to the men who fall for her daring nature. Louisa resents that the charismatic Clem has always been the favorite; yet as Clem puts it, "On the other side of the fence - mine - every expectation you fulfill . . . puts you one stop closer to that Grand Canyon rim from which you could one day rule the world - or plummet in very grand style." In this vivid, heart-rending story of what we can and cannot do for those we love, the sisters grow closer as they move farther apart. Louis settles in New York while Clem, a wildlife biologist, moves restlessly about until she lands in the Rocky Mountains. Their complex bond, Louisa observes, is "like a double helix, two souls coiling around a common axis, joined yet never touching."Alive with all the sensual detail and riveting characterization that mark Glass's previous work, I See You Everywhere is a piercingly candid story of life and death, companionship and sorrow, and the nature of sisterhood itself.
©2008 Julia Glass; (P)2008 Random House Audio
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1 out of 5 stars
By Margaret on 17-05-09

Voice narration this author hasn't mastered

I have tried several times to listen to this book out of whatever misplaced loyalty makes me not want to put down a book. But today, I have thrown in the towel -- please do not let this author read any more of her own work. She is a writer, not a actress or narrator. If the story were more interesting or less insipid maybe it would be worth sticking -- but it isn't interesting and it is insipid!

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1 out of 5 stars
By Robbi on 19-04-09

Shallow

I don't often feel compelled to write a review, but since Audiobooks recommended this one to me(presumably based upon the previous books I've read), I feel that I must expound a bit about how this book goes nowhere. If you like your reader to read to you, using a "Valley Girl" accent, tinged throughout with a hint of sarcasm, then this is the read for you. I don't think the author really intended that kind of "voice" for the main characters (two sisters), though the entire story strikes me as a shallow romance, presented in the form of these two sisters commenting upon and analyzing each other's every move, mood and intent. Funny thing, I've never ordered shallow romances before! I only made it through 4.5 hours.

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