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The identicals : a novel
2017
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Characters
Tabitha (Female), Twin, Identical twin of Harper; different nature than her sister; stayed with their mother on Nantucket after their parent's divorce
Harper (Female), Twin, Identical twin of Tabitha; different nature than her sister; moved in with their father on Martha's Vineyard after their parent's divorce
Genre
Fiction
Domestic
Topics
Sisters
Twins
Family
Parents
Troubled marriages
Divorce
Family conflicts
Setting
Massachusetts - New England (U.S.)
Time Period
2000s -- 21st century
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  Library Journal Review

Tabitha and Harper are identical twins yet as different in nature as the rival Massachusetts islands they inhabit. But this wasn't always the case. After their parents divorced, and Tabitha stayed with their mother on Nantucket and Harper moved to Martha's Vineyard to live with their father, the siblings grew apart. Then Tabitha blamed Harper for the loss of her baby son and their relationship deteriorated even further. When their father dies unexpectedly and their mother is suddenly hospitalized, they end up working together out of desperation. Tabitha needs someone to care for her teenage daughter, and Harper's life is such a mess that she needs to leave town ASAP, so they essentially switch lives. The realization that each twin could benefit from becoming a bit more like the other is soon apparent but isn't enough to mend their relationship. That will take an even greater force. VERDICT Engaging family relationships mixed with vivid landscape descriptions create an effortless read. For fans of Hilderbrand's other novels as well as other novels with a beach setting such as those by Nancy Thayer. [See Prepub Alert, 1/8/17.]-Karen Core, Detroit P.L. © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Summary
The instant New York Times and USA Today bestseller about two identical twin sisters who couldn't look more alike . . . or live more differently. <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> Nantucket is only eleven miles away from Martha's Vineyard. But they may as well be worlds apart for estranged twin sisters Harper and Tabitha Frost. After not speaking for more than a decade, Harper and Tabitha switch islands-and lives-to save what's left of their splintered family. But the twins quickly discover that the secrets, lies, and gossip they thought they'd outrun can travel between islands just as easily as they can. Will Harper and Tabitha be able to bury the hatchet and end their sibling rivalry once and for all? Before the last beach picnic of the season, there will be enough old resentments, new loves, and cases of mistaken identity to make this the most talked-about summer that Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket have experienced in ages.<br> <br> <br>
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