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The Good Sister

Jamie Kain

St. Martin's Griffin

The Kinsey sisters live in an unconventional world. Their parents are former flower-children who still don’t believe in rules. Their small, Northern California town is filled with free spirits and damaged souls seeking refuge from the real world. Without the anchor of authority, the three girls are adrift and have only each other to rely on.

Rachel is wild.  Asha is lost.  Sarah, the good sister, is the glue that holds them together.  But the forces of a mysterious fate have taken Sarah’s life in a sudden and puzzling accident, sending her already fractured family into a tailspin of grief and confusion. Asha has questions. Rachel has secrets. And Sarah, waking up in the afterlife, must piece together how she got there.

Jamie Kain brings us The Good Sister, a stunning debut young adult novel about love in all its joyful, painful, exhilarating manifestations, and about the ties that bind us together, in life and beyond.


 

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Sarah Jade Kinsey

 

It’s strange how someone you never knew and will never know can change the course of your life forever.

For me that someone’s name was Brandon.

But before I can explain about him, I have to explain about me.

And what is there to say about me?

The truth is vastly more complicated than it ever was before the night a guy named Brandon, whom I never knew and would never know, appeared in my life and disappeared again in a brief and violent instant.

Life, it turns on a complicated array of delicate gears we cannot

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Praise for The Good Sister

"A haunting, dark and at times harshly beautiful exploration of the scars left by hurt and loss." —Kirkus

"Haunting and compelling." —Allison van Diepen, author of Snitch and Takedown

“Rachel and Asha's lives and loves make for fascinating reading as the mystery of what really happened to their sister Sarah slowly unravels and threatens to destroy them. I couldn't put this book down.” —Jennifer Echols, author of Dirty Little Secret and Playing Dirty

"The Good Sister is a deeply felt novel. Its narrators, the three sisters (all of whom are not only good but also beautiful), are so wonderful. It breaks my heart every time I turn a page." —Paul Griffin, author of Burning Blue

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Jamie Kain

  • JAMIE KAIN grew up in Louisville, Kentucky but has had a nomadic adulthood. After many moves, she is now happily and permanently settled in Northern California with her husband and two children. Wherever she goes, her devoted writing and jogging partner, a pit bull mix named Reno, can nearly always be found at her side. The Good Sister is Jamie's debut young adult novel.

     

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The Good Sister

Jamie Kain

  • Hardcover

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