7 Books About Twins For the Carters
Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
Kate and Violet are twin sisters with psychic ability. Vi embraces her gift and Kate does everything she can to lead a "normal" life.
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Estha and Rahel navigate the personal and the political in late 1960s India.
Half of a Yellow Son by Chimananda Ngozi Adichie
Set in 1960s Africa during the struggle of Biafra to establish an independent republic in Nigeria, the book follows the intertwined lives of the characters, including twins Olanna and Kainene , through a military coup, the Biafran secession, and the resulting civil war.
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Twins, Jude and Noah, are inseparable until puberty hits and they find themselves competing for boys, a spot at an exclusive art school, and their parents' affections.
I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb
Dominick's twin brother Thomas is a politically motivated paranoid schizophrenic and Dominick struggles with his sense of responsibility to care for Thomas and his helplessness.
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance, twin brothers, Marion and Shiva come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution.
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