Aug 31, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday - Irises by Francisco X. Stork

Irises by Francisco X. Stork
January 2012 from Arthur A. Levine (Scholastic)

Two sisters discover what's truly worth living for in the new novel by the author of MARCELO IN THE REAL WORLD.

TWO SISTERS: Kate is bound for Stanford and an M.D. -- if her family will let her go. Mary wants only to stay home and paint. When their loving but repressive father dies, they must figure out how to support themselves and their mother, who is in a permanent vegetative state, and how to get along in all their uneasy sisterhood.

THREE YOUNG MEN: Then three men sway their lives: Kate's boyfriend Simon offers to marry her, providing much-needed stability. Mary is drawn to Marcos, though she fears his violent past. And Andy tempts Kate with more than romance, recognizing her ambition because it matches his own.

ONE AGONIZING CHOICE: Kate and Mary each find new possibilities and darknesses in their sudden freedom. But it's Mama's life that might divide them for good -- the question of *if* she lives, and what's worth living for.

Anyone read Marcello in the Real World? This is the same author. I admit it, the cover lured me in for a longer look. The sister bond of this story sounds so interesting - they truly are on their own. Mix in a few guys and who knows will happen! I'll give it a try!

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