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Our Sister Who Will Not Die: Stories
by Rebecca Bernard
The Ohio State University Press, 2022
Paper: 978-0-8142-5840-8 | eISBN: 978-0-8142-8225-0
Library of Congress Classification PS3602.E75948O97 2022
Dewey Decimal Classification 813.6

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
A man recently released from prison returns to the dating scene and struggles to find the right time to reveal his long-past murder conviction. A grieving mother considers her own role in her son’s death. A boy enables the destructive addiction of the person he’s in love with. A dog, witness to his owner’s violent acts, begins to sweat. Each story in Rebecca Bernard’s Our Sister Who Will Not Die brings the reader face to face with the frailties of human character—and demonstrates how the yearning for love and connection allows beauty and resilience to emerge from darkness. In questioning traditional formulations of good and evil, Bernard’s stories ask us to recognize our own culpabilities and acknowledge our shared humanity. None of us is the worst thing we’ve ever done, these stories compel us to believe. Hope is always worth letting in.
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