The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain | Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. It was a belief that helped shape her own childhood and that of her brother. It shaped her view of her family and their dynamics. It influenced her entire life.
Nectar in a Sieve. Sad book about the poverty and limited choices of both men and women in India who are forced to labor on a plentiful farm while they are themselves starving. Many tragedies and adventures follow as this family is seemingly blown around on the winds of fate.