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The Resource Once we were sisters : a memoir, Sheila Kohler

Once we were sisters : a memoir, Sheila Kohler

Label
Once we were sisters : a memoir
Title
Once we were sisters
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Sheila Kohler
Creator
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A beautiful, heartrending literary memoir about the tragic death of the author's beloved older sister and a tribute to their bond.When Sheila Kohler was thirty-seven, she received the heart-stopping news that her sister Maxine, only two years older, was killed when her husband drove them off a deserted road in Johannesburg. Stunned by the news, she immediately flew back to the country where she was born, determined to find answers and forced to reckon with his history of violence and the lingering effects of their most unusual childhood--one marked by death and the misguided love of their mother.In her signature spare and incisive prose, Sheila Kohler recounts the lives she and her sister led. Flashing back to their storybook childhood at the family estate, Crossways, Kohler tells of the death of her father when she and Maxine were girls, which led to the family abandoning their house and the girls being raised by their mother, at turns distant and suffocating. We follow them to the cloistered Anglican boarding school where they first learn of separation and later their studies in Rome and Paris where they plan grand lives for themselves--lives that are interrupted when both marry young and discover they have made poor choices. Kohler evokes the bond between sisters and shows how that bond changes but never breaks, even after death
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
828/.91403
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Sheila Kohler
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Once we were sisters : a memoir, Sheila Kohler
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=2890237
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn970128626
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (4 hr., 54 min., 58 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504743662
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
ED26D0ED-CF97-4DA1-868B-FD787669A31F
System control number
(OCoLC)970128626
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Once we were sisters : a memoir, Sheila Kohler
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=2890237
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn970128626
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (4 hr., 54 min., 58 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504743662
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
ED26D0ED-CF97-4DA1-868B-FD787669A31F
System control number
(OCoLC)970128626
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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