A Tale of Two Sisters (2006) Brit Anna Maxted ( Getting Over It ) takes a rather facile premise — twentysomething Cassie is thin, driven, and fabulous, while older sister Lizbet… 2006-08-17 Fiction Dutton Adult
Book Review

A Tale of Two Sisters (2006)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Aug 17, 2006; Writer: Anna Maxted; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Dutton Adult

Brit Anna Maxted (Getting Over It) takes a rather facile premise — twentysomething Cassie is thin, driven, and fabulous, while older sister Lizbet is plumpish, absent-minded, and prone to long skirts and mumsy cardigans — and finds unexpected depths. Always close, the pair are driven apart by dark secrets involving parentage, spousal relations, and the ability to conceive a child. Maxted's sometimes willfully obtuse and stubborn protagonists easily makes A Tale of Two Sisters 50 pages longer than necessary, but her knack for tapping into women's deepest anxieties and desires remains strong.

Originally posted Aug 11, 2006 Published in issue #891-892 Aug 18, 2006 Order article reprints