The Good Sister

By Drusilla Campbell (Trade Paperback, 2010)
Roxanne Callahan has always been her younger sister's caretaker. Now married, her happiness is threatened when beautiful and emotionally unstable Simone, suffering from crippling postpartum depression, commits an unforgivable crime for which Roxanne comes to believe she is partially responsible. In the glare of national media attention brought on her sister, Roxanne fights to hold her marriage together as she is drawn back into the pain of her troubled past and relives the fraught relationship she and Simone shared with their narcissistic mother. At the same time, only she can help Simone's nine year old daughter, Merell, make sense of the family's tragedy. Cathartic, lyrical, and unflinchingly honest, THE GOOD SISTER is a novel of four generations of women struggling to overcome a legacy of violence, lies and secrecy, ultimately finding strength and courage in their love for each other.
  • Grand Central Publishing
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $13.99 US/$15.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780446535786

    • On Sale Date: 10/01/2010

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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Roxanne Callahan has always been her younger sister's caretaker. Now married, her happiness is threatened when beautiful and emotionally unstable Simone, suffering from crippling postpartum depression, commits an unforgivable crime for which Roxanne comes to believe she is partially responsible. In the glare of national media attention brought on her sister, Roxanne fights to hold her marriage together as she is drawn back into the pain of her troubled past and relives the fraught relationship she and Simone shared with their narcissistic mother. At the same time, only she can help Simone's nine year old daughter, Merell, make sense of the family's tragedy. Cathartic, lyrical, and unflinchingly honest, THE GOOD SISTER is a novel of four generations of women struggling to overcome a legacy of violence, lies and secrecy, ultimately finding strength and courage in their love for each other.

Drusilla Campbell is the author of three critically acclaimed novels: Wildwood, The Edge of Sky, and Blood Orange. Before she started school she had crossed the Pacific Ocean three times. In her twenties she lived in Europe and Central America. Today she's happy to stay at home in San Diego with her husband, the attorney and poet Art Campbell, two rescued dogs, and three horses.
  • On WILDWOOD:
    "Resist the urge to turn the page to find out what happens next. Linger, instead, to savor the skillfully crafted writing."

  • "The pull of family and career, the limits of friendship and the demands of love all come to vivid life in Wildwood."

  • On THE GOOD SISTER:

    "In a novel which examines the sometimes devastating effects of post-partum depression, Campbell has managed to humanize a woman whose actions appear to be those of a monster rather than a mother. Through her sister's eyes, we are able to understand and even empathize with Simone Duran, a woman who has failed as both a wife and a mother. The Good Sister is a novel about motherhood, sisterhood, and even childhood. The story will make you ache for these two women who are bound inextricably and irrevocably by their shared past."

  • "With unflinching honesty, Drusilla Campbell explores the emotional complexities between sisters and mothers, and just how far we will go to hurt and help each other.  Poignant and intense."

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The Good Sister
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $13.99 US/$15.99 CAN
  • Pages: 352
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 8"
  • ISBN-13: 9780446535786
  • On Sale Date: 10/01/2010
The Good Sister