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Title Her : a memoir / Christa Parravani.
Author Parravani, Christa.
Summary "Christa Parravani and her identical twin, Cara, were linked by a bond that went beyond siblinghood, beyond sisterhood, beyond friendship. Raised up from poverty by a determined single mother, the gifted and beautiful twins were able to create a private haven of splendor and merriment between themselves and then earn their way to a prestigious college and to careers as artists (a photographer and a writer, respectively) and to young marriages. But, haunted by childhood experiences with father figures and further damaged by being raped as a young adult, Cara veered off the path to robust work and life and in to depression, drugs and a shocking early death. A few years after Cara was gone, Christa read that when an identical twin dies, regardless of the cause, 50 percent of the time the surviving twin dies within two years; and this shocking statistic rang true to her. "Flip a coin," she thought," those were my chances of survival." First, Christa fought to stop her sister's downward spiral; suddenly, she was struggling to keep herself alive. Beautifully written, mesmerizingly rich and true, Christa Parravani's account of being left, one half of a whole, and of her desperate, ultimately triumphant struggle for survival is informative, heart-wrenching and unforgettably beautiful." --


Location Call # Status
 Southglenn Biography  B PARRAVANI  ON SHELF
Publisher New York : Henry Holt, 2013.
Edition 1st ed.
Description 308 p. ; 22 cm.
Subject Parravani, Christa.
Parravani, Cara.
Sisters -- United States -- Biography.
Twins -- United States -- Biography.
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ISBN 9780805096538