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3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5 3.80 (15 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Luanne Rice Narrator: Blair Brown, Caitlin Greer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN: 9780739343654
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What is one sister without the other? Is it even possible to imagine?

New York Times
bestselling author Luanne Rice explores the complex emotional equations of love and loyalty that hold together three pairs of remarkable sisters. Here in the halls of Newport Academy, a unique private school that has attracted generations of rebels, outcasts, and visionaries, an unforgettable lesson in the eternal truths of sisterhood is about to begin….

After years away, Maura Shaw has returned to Newport, Rhode Island, to teach English at the academy. Behind her lies her life as the perfect Midwestern wife and mother, a life that seemed on the surface to be all she had ever wished for. That illusion vanished in a storm off Mackinac Island in the wake of an accident that engulfed Maura’s husband and her older daughter, Carrie. Now, with her son and younger daughter, she hopes to find a new beginning.

Newport has never failed to infuse Maura with a sense of mystery and hope. But for fourteen-year-old Beck, the move is a painful upheaval from everything she has ever loved—especially her sister, Carrie. Ever since her sister disappeared, Beck has retreated into the world of mathematics, where principles are permanent, unlike so many other things in life. Without Carrie, Beck has lost half of herself—the half that would have fit in at the elite private school she and her brother, Travis, will now attend. The half that made things right. Still, Beck clings to the hope that her sister will return to them.

Beck isn’t alone in her struggle to adjust. At sixteen, Travis is juggling a long-distance first love and an attraction to an expensive-looking girl with a wicked sparkle in her eye. And for Maura, ghosts linger here—an unresolved breach with her own beloved sister and a long-ago secret that may now have the power to set her free….

Set against the breathtaking beauty of the New England coast at its most dramatic, populated by a cast of indelible characters, The Geometry of Sisters is Luanne Rice at her most compelling, a dazzling world to which readers will want to return again and again.

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  • The always insightful and engaging Rice explores the mystical bond between sisters as she portrays families learning what it means to love and forgive. Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alanna | 5/24/2011

    " this was such a book tht touches ur heart. its sad cute and loving. i love Luanne Rice's books!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 5/19/2011

    " This was the first time I had read a book by LuAnne Rice. I enjoyed reading the book and will look for more books by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 5/8/2011

    " Took me a while to get into the book, but enjoyed it enough in the end to read more of this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 4/10/2011

    " This was a very enjoyable book about a family torn apart by lies. Sisters in particular. I loved the setting of the story in Rhode Island at a posh prep school and the characters were very real. Looking forward to the next book about the character Pell and her adventures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Camandwmm | 3/28/2011

    " Good story. Author did not waste time with details of each character, so the book moved along nicely. Powerful relationships between sisters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 3/28/2011

    " The Title and the New England setting is why i picked it. While reading you knew what was gonna happen next but still the subject of sisters and how sisters can connect despite the circumstances made a decent read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 3/27/2011

    " Good book. Sad...reinforces the importance of family and forgiveness "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 3/21/2011

    " Really good! Read it all in one day! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mom2jngncna~ Stephannie | 3/8/2011

    " The book didn't picl up unti around pages 150 and then it went way too fast..... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shauna | 2/19/2011

    " This books was too much like a Lifetime movie for my taste. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 2/14/2011

    " Travis and Beck move to Newport, RI, with their mom after their father drowns and their older sister runs away. Travis has a tremendous football season and Beck represents the Newport Academy in a national math competition all the while looking for a reunion with their lost sister. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Siobhan | 2/12/2011

    " I received this as a Christmas present..typical Luanne Rice, easy read with predictable ending..which is exactly what I was looking for :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Jane | 2/8/2011

    " I enjoyed both of the Luanne Rice books. I didn't realize they were a series and actually enjoyed reading the two in backwards order. I would read about the other two friends if they are available. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 2/2/2011

    " This was my first book by Rice and although I liked the plot and the story, the writing was a little fluffy for me. Only the youngest daughter seemed to be fully developed as a character. I'm not sure that I will read all of Rice's books but this one was okay. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 1/31/2011

    " This was a great book to read. everytime I started to read it I felt as if I never stopped reading. I felt as if I was right there in the story,being part of it. This is the 1st. book of Luanne's that I've read. She is truley a great writter. "

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About the Author
Author Luanne Rice

Luanne Rice is the New York Times bestselling author of thirty novels. Many of her novels, including Crazy in Love, Blue Moon, Beach Girls, and Silver Bells have been made into movies for television. Rice’s short stories, essays, and articles have been widely published in magazines and newspapers. “A Kiss after Dying,” Rice’s account of a Connecticut murder trial very personal to her family, kicked off Glamour magazine’s series of true crime pieces. She received an honorary degree from Connecticut College in 2002, and the school’s special collections library contains a collection bearing her name. She currently divides her time between New York City and Southern California.

About the Narrators

Blair Brown is a Tony Award–winning actor. Her best known role is Nina Sharp from the television series Fringe. She prepares for recording audiobooks the same way she does for her other roles: by reading the text three times. Brown has won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards.

Caitlin Greer has appeared on television, been a motion capture performer for animation and video games, and voiced many characters for film, television, video games, and radio. She was honored by the American Library Association as part of Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults and is an IGN Award–winner and two-time nominee for Best Voice Acting: Game Ensemble.