Monday, August 06, 2012

THE LANGUAGE OF SISTERS by Amy Hatvany


First a quick note: Thanks to everyone for the awesome words of encouragement from yesterday's post about my son Luke. I guess I got it together to write a post today - I can't believe I had free time and motivation, but thank you all so much! And so, I think I'll be back to posting once or twice a week, it might not be as crazy of a week as I was thinking it would be. Yesterday I was on an emotional rollercoaster! All is good now, so here is a new FABULOUS book for you to learn about!

As you all know I’m a big fan of Amy Hatvany. When she came onto the book scene with Best Kept Secret, my favorite author Emily Giffin blurbed that book, so it was a no brainer that I would read that book. Since then, I've waited anxiously for her books and have read and loved Outside the Lines and now her latest, which is The Language of Sisters, which is actually not really her latest, but one of her very first books, newly updated and here for your enjoyment!

The Language of Sisters is the story of Nicole, who leaves home for 10 years because she's unable to deal with her family - her sister is placed in a home for the mentally disabled and she's not able to forgive her mother. Her father has left the family. Nicole leaves to try to make a career and a life for herself as far away as possible, distancing herself from those she loves the most.

Circumstances bring her back to her sister, and she's forced to confront her past. Unbeknownst to Nicole, she's about to receive the most beautiful gifts she'll ever get just by coming home.

I love Amy's fluid and beautiful prose, her dialogue and her characters. They're so real and believable and her stories just ring true to the reader. Amy always deals with emotional subjects that when you close the book, you'll still be thinking of the story, and wondering what the future holds for her characters.

If you'd like to win a copy of The Language of Sisters, tell me if you have a sister, and what's her name. If you don't have a sister, do you have a friend who is as close to you as a sister might be, and if so, what is her name? My sister's name is Stacy, and I've grown up my whole life being called Stacy too, since our names are so close sounding.

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91 comments:

Mary Jo Burke said...

My older and only sister's name is Eileen. She's a grandma and I have kids in high school.

Ally said...

I have a younger sister-Katie.

Melissa said...

I have a younger sister named Beth. I gave her a personalized copy of "Where We Belong" for her birthday. She may be only 3 years younger than me, but I still call her my baby sister, which confuses my kids. :)

Melissa A from CLC

Joelle said...

I have an older sister named Jodi.

Anonymous said...

Glad you are feeling better today. I can't imagine what you have been going through!

I don't have a sister, but I have a cousin that I am very close to, who is like a sister to me. Her name is Erin. We are double cousins - our moms are sisters and our dads are brothers. Weird, huh? With so many genes in common, we even look like sisters! Love that girl!

Colbey J

Kelleyc said...

I have one sister, 3 years older than me and her name is Lisa.

your invisible pixie said...

I don't have a sister, but I have a friend that I've grown up with...her name is Aly.

Nanette said...

I'm so glad to see you are feeling better about things today! Yay!! Hugs to you.............

I have two sisters. Becky and Crystal and I love them both dearly.

I am also very blessed to have a BFF that is like a sister. Her name is Buffy...I love her!!!!!

Nan :)

TaraUB said...

I have one sister. Christy is 17 years older than me.

Bev V said...

I have a younger sister, Carol.

TinaPow said...

Two sisters
Jennifer and Sandy

ncsuloges said...

I have an amazing younger sister named Greer, its a family name. :)Hope things are settling down with your family

Margie said...

I don't have a sister. But I have a friend Ruth who I have known since 8th grade. She is almost like a sister to me.
Margie T

absolutahnie said...

no sister but my best friend ellen & i are close enough and look enough alike that people often think that we're sisters!

jdstec said...

My close as a sister is Sandra

Juliet Farmer said...

My sister is 6 years older and her name is Karen.

Emma S. said...

I have two older sisters. The oldest, Erin, and we are 8.5 years apart. My other sister, Amanda, is 6 years older than me.

accidentalgypsy said...

My best friend's name is Trish

buttah said...

How crazy...My sister's name is Stacey too!! I also have my BFF who is like my sister, and her name is Natalie!

TinaB said...

I don't have a sister...but I have a sister-in-law, Holly! She's awesome and I love her as if she were my biological sister!
Brannanflooring@aol.com

jeanne said...

I don't have a sister, although my best friend Tara is like a sister to me. I am so happy to see other people enjoying Amy's books. I adore her work.

jeannesager{@}gmailDOTcom

Bridget O'Neill said...

I have a "baby" sister named Maggie. She's 7 years younger than me, and we're so much closer than we used to be! Even though she's in Colorado, and I'm in Minnesota, we're closer than we've ever been!

Mary said...

I have a wonderful younger sister named Lisa. She was the bane of my existence when we were kids but she's my best friend now and I cannot imagine my life without her.

mryward(at)yahoo(dot)com

rhonda said...

I have a younger sister Marshal.Lomazowr@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I have a twin sister, Melody. Many years ago we lost a sister Joanne who had cerebral palsy. This is the first book I have read that showed what all the members of the family go through in a situation like that. What a great book, as are her other three!!!!!!!

Kim W. said...

Absolutely love Amy Hatvany! And so glad you're in a better space today Stephanie :)

I have a sister who is 10 years older than me (so she's olddddd! haha) and her name is Aimee.

Lizett34 said...

I have a younger sister, Lorena! We are a year apart and everyone thinks we are twins.

Anonymous said...

I have a younger sister, Dana. We are 4 years, 7 mos apart. People always ask who is older! ;)

Nancy
ndbh39 (at) yahoo DOT com

Megan said...

I don't have any biological sisters, but my best friend Michelle is like one. We've been close for almost 20 years. We don't always see eye to eye but we will always be close.
Eloisepeaches

Melissa said...

I have a younger sister by 10 years, Chrissy!

-tmd636

slm8803 said...

I have twin sisters, Rebecca and Rachel who are 3 years younger than me and have Cerebral palsy.

Kimmi said...

I'm an only, but I have two friends who are sisters and I admit to a bit of jealousy at their closeness. They'll always have a best friend.

Anonymous said...

My older sister's name is Andrea.

-Donna W

Lindsay Elizabeth said...

No sister but have a few girlfriends who are like sisters... Lovenska is one of them :)

Bookaholic said...

I have an older sister. I adore her!!

Joani said...

Glad you are in a better place. I don't have a sister, but I have a sister-in-law for 32 years who is like a sister to me.. Her name is Ellynn

Bridget said...

No sisters or brothers. My sister-in-law is like a sister. Her name is Connie.

iambtinrb

Amelia said...

Angela, MAria and Elena - I love my sisters!

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

I have 2 younger sisters, Peggy and Janet. They are so close in age that I find myself being the peacemaker between the 2. And we are all adults!

Jessica said...

I don't have a sister and I also don't have a friend that's like a sister to me. I wish I did!

Thanks!
-Jessica M
walkingcorpse11@hotmail.com

Coleen said...

I have two great sisters.....Kate and Megan. They are both younger.

BrendaL71 said...

I have 1 sister and her name is Ingrid. We are only 1 year and a half apart.

Becki**** said...

no sister . .always wanted one .

Vicki and Lori are like sisters to me - can go to them with ANYTHING

keltban said...

I have 1 sister- Robyn. She a yr and a half younger.

Shannon R said...

i don't have a sister but I am so close to my bff that we're more like sisters. her name is Stacey

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I have a younger sister named Tiffany

betsy_blixt said...

I have two older sisters, Greta and Sally. We are really close and I couldn't have asked for better sisters. `

susieqlaw said...

I absolutely adore my sister, Nancy. She is a beautiful person.

faithspage said...

No sister, I'm an only child.
Have a great friend Jennifer.

Lauren Clark said...

No sister, two brothers. I do have a BFF, Lisa :)

xx, Lauren Clark

ludy2288 said...

I have one sister, Kim. We couldn't be more different, but fight & love as only sisters can :)

Tiffany Drew said...

I have an older sister and her name is Anji :)

Read Baby Read said...

I have a little sister named Suzie

Lilian said...

I have an older sister, her name is Vivian.

Lilian @ A Novel Toybox
lilianxcheng AT gmail.com

Corgi Lover said...

I have sisters Debbie and Julie. I lost my other sister Karen a few months ago.

Ready To Be A Momma said...

I have a sister named Jackie who is getting married next weekend and I am her maid of honor.
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Melissa said...

No sister. I have a cousin who has always been like a sister name Megan and my bff named Dorothy. Mel Rem

Denise said...

My only sister is named Andrea.

-Denise F.

Katie said...

No sister but I have 2 sister in laws now. And my girl cousins and I are like sisters!

Reese78 said...

I'm an only child...but I have a best friend who is like a sister. Her name is Lynn.

Sherry said...

I have an older sister, Dawn.

Books & Reviews said...

I do not have a sister, the closest thing I have to it is my cousin, Madi.

Anonymous said...

I have 2 younger sisters and they are my besties - Jane and Lois - JillFay

Carly said...

I have a sister named Jenna. She is sixteen years younger than me!

Carly H

Sharn3960 said...
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Sharn3960 said...

This is a book I'd love love love to read! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

I have an identical twin sister named, Shannon.

sharn3960 AT comcast DOT net

Jonita said...

I do not have a sister, but am lucky that I now have five sister-in-laws!!!

Leslie said...

One older, by 10 years, sister named Toni. LeslieGC

Laura K said...

I have no blood sisters but I'm fortunate to have 3 sister like friends , Lisa , Teresa, and Sharon who mean the world to me! If anything ever happened to me I know they would be there for my daughters!

Natalie M. in VA said...

I don't have a sister, but I've been besties with my bff, Tara, for over 25 years (we were roommates freshman year of college). We call each other our 'sister from another mister'. :)

Kimberley Dian said...

My sister's name is Sloan...she is younger than me!

Just found your blog from Chick Lit Central! Will come back often!

kimberley2229@yahoo.com

amelia caraballo said...

I'm the oldest of three and I always wanted a little sister, sadly , my mother didn't want anymore kids. So when my little cousin, Adriana was born, she became the little sister that I've always wanted. She's currently three years old and I can't imagine my life without her!

Sophie Harris said...

My little sister is called Agatha Eva

Emily said...

I have a younger sister, named Daria. We are 8 years apart but have always been close!

Emily116

Christine said...

I wish I had a sister! I used to feel like I spent more time looking for a sister-figure than a boyfriend! I finally met her six years ago - she has the rather interesting name of Toubi.

Cheers,
CT

bluestarbrite said...

My sister is my best friend Jenny. We have been friends for 26 years and counting!

Terri said...

i was not blessed with real sisters, so I live my life with my like-a-sisters, Holly and Melynda.

Terri M.

leonel said...

my sister's name is Beth.
leonelescota AT gmail.

Luvschocolate said...

I don't have a sister just 2 brothers.

Carie Casey said...

I have 2 younger sisters Corey who is 33 and Reana who is 25.

Carie

Misty said...

I have 2 sisters, people confuse us as triplets but we are so different.
Diane & Joanne.

Kristi said...

I have 2 younger sisters (God Bless my father, right?!?!) One is Mandy and the other is Susan.

I hope things are settling down for you and your family. Your son is lucky to have such concerned and caring parents.

aggiekristi04

Krystal said...

I do not have a sister. My just as close as a sister, best friend's name is Angie! :)
kndyer

Kimberly Pearlman said...

I have 1 older sister - Cindi (with an I, not a Y) LOL

Marla W. said...

I don't have a sister, but my cousin's name is Karla (lol - I'm Marla) and we grew up together after my mom passed away so I think of her as a sister :o)

robynn78 said...

3 brothers :o( But my best friend Lisa

Erin G said...

No sister here, my friend Joy is the closest thing I have to a sister.

Lupe said...

I have a younger sister. Her name is Jaqi. we're best friends :)

A.C. said...

My sister Cheyanne is one of my very best friends!

Jeffie T said...

No sister, but my friend Sherry is as good as.

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