Tanee’s Shelf-Talker: “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves,” Karen Joy Fowler

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If you’re after one of those couldn’t-put-it-down, totally-didn’t-see-that-twist-coming reads then look no further. Perfect for book clubs, there is a lot to discuss here. Rosemary’s sister, who is the same age as her but not her twin, was sent away when they were both five years old. As an adult she yearns for her long lost sibling and is determined to find out what really happened back then and what has become of her other half. Fowler cleverly explores controversial themes of family psychology and the relationship between humans and animals with wit and humour. It was no surprise to see her start popping up on awards lists, including last years’ Man Booker Shortlist.

-Tanee.

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