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The Story Sisters
"Recently, I've really responded to books that bring the magic of childhood back to us as adults," says Christina Ricci, who bought this novel about traumatized sisters at an airport, not knowing what to expect. "It was very sad, but in a way it was also uplifting because they never lost the love they had for each other." Hoffman's take on magical realism—the sisters construct their own language to protect themselves from hurt—"was so beautiful. I was in tears for most of the flight."
— As told to Karen Holt