finished reading

It's interesting that I read this book about sisters on the heels of my Virginia trip.  So the heady emotions from fabulous sister time frames my reading of this book.  

I liked how each of the sisters is an individual dependent on the sum of them.  I found the dynamics to be relatable, for instance--at different times I'm closer to different sisters which is what happens in the book.  The mythology of childhood is also relatable.  My only complaint is that it was a bit long which felt repetitive to me.

From the publisher:
Best friends and sisters, the four Padavano girls bring loving chaos to their close-knit Italian American neighborhood. William Waters grew up in a house silenced by tragedy, where his parents could hardly bear to look at him, much less love him. So, when he meets the spirited and ambitious Julia Padavano, it's as if the world has lit up around him.

With Julia comes her family: Sylvie, the family's dreamer, is happiest with her nose in a book; Cecelia is a free-spirited artist; and Emeline patiently takes care of them all. But when darkness from William's past begins to block the light of his future, it is Sylvie, not Julia, who becomes his closest confidante. The result is a catastrophic rift that leaves the family inhabiting two sides of a fault line.

Can they find their way back to each other? Can love make a broken family whole?

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