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The Sisters Hemingway: A Novel ~ Annie England Noblin

February 18, 2019

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Genre: General Adult/Contemporary Fiction

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780062674517

384 pages

Source: Publisher via TLC Book Tours

I have always had a thing for Hemingway so this was an automatic “Yes, please!” when TLC offered a spot on the tour.

I thought I was in for a rather heady, solemn treck through the Ozarks, Lost Generation style. Which I would have been fine with.

However, what I got was so much more.

The story finds the three adult Hemingway sisters, Martha, Pfeiffer, and Hadley, thrown to the four corners of the wind. A Nashvile-based superstar, a successful book editor in New York City, and the sparkling wife of a senator, they have all outgrown their humble beginnings.

But the death of the aunt who raised them brings them back to their rundown little town for what they hope is a very short visit.

These things never go the way they’re planned, of course, and the sisters have barely set foot on Missouri soil than they are wrapped up in town drama, extending their stay indefinitely.

As I mentioned above, I got way more than I thought I would with this story. The characters are all at their own version of rock bottom, hiding their downfalls from the other sisters. Little by little, though, their stories leak out, leading the women to question why they kept the others at arm’s length for so long to begin with. Each of their stories winds together to create this incredible tapestry of love, loss, and resilience that I’m not entirely sure my heart was prepared for.

The book is exquisitely sweet, sometimes a little heartwrenching, but ultimately healing in the best possible way.

As always, don’t just take my word for it! Go check out what these other book bloggers have to say:

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Purchase Links

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About Annie England Noblin

Annie England Noblin lives with her son, husband, and three dogs in the Missouri Ozarks. She graduated with an M.A. in creative writing from Missouri State University and currently teaches English and communications for Arkansas State University in Mountain Home, Arkansas. She spends her free time playing make-believe, feeding stray cats, and working with animal shelters across the country to save homeless dogs.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Sara Strand permalink
    February 18, 2019 9:50 pm

    I love that this book surprised you and exceeded your expectations! Thanks for being on the tour!

    Sara @ TLC Book Tours

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