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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
A heartrending literary memoir of the tragic death of Kohler's older sister describes how in the aftermath of a fatal car accident, the author investigated their unusual shared childhood and her brother-in-law's violent history. After learning that her sister Maxine was killed when her husband drove them off a deserted road in Johannesburg, Kohler flew back to the country where she was born, determined to reckon with the tragedy and her family's history of choosing unsuitable men. Flashing back to their childhood at the family estate, Crossways, Kohler tells of the death of her father and being raised by their mother, at turns distant and suffocating. She shows how the bond between sisters 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
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10549250
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kohler, Sheila
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kohler, Sheila
  • Kohler, Sheila
  • Women
  • Women authors, South African
  • Authors, South African
  • Sisters
  • Sisters
  • South Africa
Target audience
adult
Label
Once we were sisters, Sheila Kohler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059668899
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9781782119982
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)966362637
Label
Once we were sisters, Sheila Kohler
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059668899
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9781782119982
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)966362637

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