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Henry's Sisters
Henry's Sisters
Author: Cathy Lamb
Cathy Lamb, the acclaimed author of Julia's Chocolates and The Last Time I Was Me, delivers her most heartwarming novel to date as three sisters reunite during a family crisis. — Ever since the Bommarito sisters were little girls, their mother, River, has written them a letter on pink paper when she has something especially important to impart. A...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780758229540
ISBN-10: 0758229542
Publication Date: 8/1/2009
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 89 ratings
Publisher: Kensington
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
OMG, what happened? Cathy Lamb's two previous novels were warm, wonderful, funny and poignant. They were well written and felt so real. Henry's Sisters, however, is nothing like her previous efforts. The story of three sisters (cartoons), a learning disabled brother and the mother from hell. The opening scenes of Isabelle burning underwear on her balcony, sitting outside naked and drinking from a bottle of Kahlua while screaming at the occupants of an office building across from her apartment, and draping herself on her black granite countertops naked while still drinking, were ridiculous. I was rolling my eyes throughout the first 75 pages pages until I'd had enough. Unlike my reaction, the book has generated lots of praise from most reviewers, but I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.
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Helpful Score: 4
If it wasn't on cover, I'd never guess this book was by Cathy Lamb. I fell in love with The Last Time I Was Me and Julia's Chocolates - unfortunately, this book was NOTHING like the previous two. Another reviewer said the "over-the-top dysfunctionality gets redundant pretty quickly" and that is a perfect way to describe it. This was one of the worst books I've read. A HUGE disappointment. Fans of Cathy Lamb shouldn't waste their time with this stinker.
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Helpful Score: 3
Three sisters are messed up psychologically because of bad things that happened, but they still love each other, but even more bad things happen, and it's hard to love each other but they do and then more bad things happen....ugh. Over-the-top dysfunctionality gets redundant pretty quickly.
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Helpful Score: 3
Henry's Sisters by Cathy Lamb is funny, heatwarming, sad, and written with an ease that makes this book a fast read with very interesting characters involved in complicated family relationships and personal difficulties. The trials and tribulations of the Bommarita sisters would be overwhelming to most people. This book has all the emotions, humor, sadness, anger. It is heartbreaking in some places and makes you very angry in other places. Sometimes you laugh, but you will always feel something. What a great story of love, enduring perseverance, extreme patience, and a sense of family even when family was falling apart. This book is about forgivness, healing, love and learning to be yourself and loving who you are in the craziness this world has to offer. If you're looking for a book that reaches down into your soul then this is the book for you.
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Helpful Score: 3
This was an enjoyable book, nothing terribly deep and it's not the best writing in the world. But it was entertaining. The story moved forward. It's about three sisters and their mother and they all have issues with eachother. They come home to take care of their mother while she is having Open Heart Surgery. They have a mentally retarded brother, a grandmother who thinks she's Amelia Earheart, and they run a dying bakery together. All in all, great for a summer type read.
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Julia's Chocolates is one of the best books that I have read. It was the first chick lit that didn't feel like chick lit. After reading it I put every Cathy Lamb book on my reading list. The Last Time I Was Me wasn't as good a read but it was still pretty engrossing. Henry's Sisters is not as good as either of these books. I don't know if Cathy Lamb has had a horrible life but it sure reads that way. These books are here therapy and she uses them to work out years of anger. The formula is essentially the same with each book, with the characters and drama becoming more extreme with each book. A disappointing turn from such a promising author.
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I thought this book was a good one when I had read the first few chapters. By the time I got to the last 5-6 chapters, this was a great book. I think this will be a book I will remember for a long, long time.