Gem & Dixie by SARA ZARRGem & Dixie by SARA ZARR

Gem & Dixie

bySARA ZARR

Hardcover | April 4, 2017

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“A story that broke my heart and put it back together again. You won’t want to let Gem and Dixie go.” —Sarah Dessen, New York Times bestselling author of Saint Anything

From renowned author and National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr comes a deep, nuanced, and gorgeously written story about the complex relationship between two sisters from a broken home.

Gem has never known what it is to have security. She’s never known an adult she can truly rely on. But the one constant in her life has been Dixie. Gem grew up taking care of her sister when no one else could: not their mother, whose issues make it hard for her to keep food on the table, and definitely not their father, whose intermittent presence is the only thing worse than his frequent absence.

Even as Gem and Dixie have grown apart, they’ve always had each other.

When their dad returns home for the first time in years and tries to insert himself back into their lives, Gem finds herself with an unexpected opportunity: three days with Dixie—on their own in Seattle and beyond.

But this short trip soon becomes something more, as Gem discovers that that to save herself, she may have to sever the one bond she’s tried so hard to keep.

"A complex and gripping story centered around the relationship of two sisters from a broken home. This book was so meaningful and realistic" (from the Brightly.com review, which named Gem and Dixie one of the best books of 2017).

Title:Gem & DixieFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.97 inPublished:April 4, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062434594

ISBN - 13:9780062434593

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Gem & Dixie by Sara Zarr This is a moving story that depicts the bond between sisters during hard times. Gem & Dixie may have grown apart these last few years, but they know they will always have each other regardless. Whatever happens.GEM & DIXIE also illustrates how a dysfunctional family can affect children.
Date published: 2017-05-10

Editorial Reviews

“Gem’s prickly, agonizingly real internal monologues quickly bring readers into her corner, and her messy, layered interactions with Dixie are heart-wrenching. As the unpredictable turns of events progress, Gem’s quietly growing convictions about her own future are hard-won and nuanced. A poignant and smart family drama.”