The Girls

The Girls - Lori Lansens This completes my reading of Ms. Lansens books to date. I hope she has another one on the way soon. Rose and Ruby are conjoined twins born in Leaford, Ontario during “the tornado”. Their young unwed mother runs from the hospital and they are adopted by Aunt Lovey (the nurse who helped deliver them) and Uncle Stash (her down to earth slavic husband). Rose has always wanted to be a writer and decides that an autobiography of the sisters remarkable lives would be a good book. Rose chimes in that it cannot be an autobiography without her input … and this is the story. Told primarily from Rose’s point of view with snippets contributed by Ruby. Although (and I hesitate to even write this) it is my least favourite of Ms. Lansens books, it is definitely an excellent read and one I would recommend highly.