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This is a tale of sisterhood, the power of words, and how souls change through time. Twin sisters grow up inseparable, loving words, creating their own language, and intimidating some adults with their intricate wordplay as well as their eery twin-ness. But as adults, they grow apart. One, a copy editor and grammar columnist, is a staunch defender of Standard English. The other is drawn to the polymorphous, chameleon nature of the written and spoken word, and writes poetry. This is no slight difference. Things finally explode when the sisters go to war over the family heirloom - the dictionary on its stand that they poured over together as children. Schine wrote the much-admired comedy The Three Weissmans of Westport. Picador. 2019. Paper. NEW. $14.00