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Top 40 Book Club : December 2009
HER FEARFUL SYMMETRY AUDREY NIFFENEGGER Julia and Valentina Poole are identical twins with an intense attachment to each other, normal American 20-year olds, with little interest in jobs or college. When their aunt, Elspeth, dies, she bequeaths them her apartment overlooking Highgate Cemetery in London. Julia and Valentina never met Elspeth, who was their mothers estranged twin sister. They move to London, looking forward to the beginning of their new lives, but soon become embroiled in the fraying lives of the other residents in the apartment block. Six years after her much loved first novel, The Time Traveller's Wife, Niffenegger's second novel, which explores love and identity, secrets and sisters, will not disappoint readers. 'Niffenegger's second novel, which explores love and identity, secrets and sisters, will not disappoint readers'