Tigers, Not Daughters
Rebecca has today's #OMPReads: TIGERS, NOT DAUGHTERS by @samantha_mabry_tx! "When Ana Torres unexpectedly dies the summer after she graduates high school, her three younger sisters are left alone in a sea of overpowering loss, neighborhood gossip, and unanswered questions. Left on their own without their eldest sister, the remaining Torres girls cope in any way they can, but a year after Ana’s death, it becomes obvious that they are all still hurting. Then Ana’s ghost begins to make its presence known in the Torres house, with mysterious laughter, hand prints on the shower, and messages written on the walls. But why is Ana here? What is she trying to tell them? And what if she has unfinished business? Heartbreaking and hopeful, ghostly and gorgeous, Tigers, Not Daughters is a masterful story of grief, healing, and the unbreakable bonds of sisterhood between determined, ferocious young women. An absolutely stunning read."
In a stunning follow-up to her National Book Award-longlisted novel All the Wind in the World, Samantha Mabry weaves an aching, magical novel that is one part family drama, one part ghost story, and one part love story.
The Torres sisters dream of escape. Escape from their needy and despotic widowed father, and from their San Antonio neighborhood, full of old San Antonio families and all the traditions and expectations that go along with them. In the summer after her senior year of high school, Ana, the oldest sister, falls to her death from her bedroom window. A year later, her three younger sisters, Jessica, Iridian, and Rosa, are still consumed by grief and haunted by their sister’s memory. Their dream of leaving Southtown now seems out of reach. But then strange things start happening around the house: mysterious laughter, mysterious shadows, mysterious writing on the walls. The sisters begin to wonder if Ana really is haunting them, trying to send them a message—and what exactly she’s trying to say.
In a stunning follow-up to her National Book Award–longlisted novel All the Wind in the World, Samantha Mabry weaves an aching, magical novel that is one part family drama, one part ghost story, and one part love story.