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320 pages; Henry Holt
Her (Henry Holt) draws on journals for a searing account of photographer Christa Parravani's relationship with her identical twin sister, Cara, who survived a brutal attack in the woods only to die of an overdose, at age 28, in their mother's bathroom. The author also contends with her own demons, following Cara into addiction, then swerving, just in time, back into life.
— Kristy Davis