The Effects of Light by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

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DESCRIPTION: This richly evocative, poignant novel about two sisters, whose lives are forever altered by a series of photos, marks the debut of a remarkable talent. Bound by the loss of their mother and encouraged to "follow their bliss" by their brilliant professor father, young Myla and Pru Wolfe blaze a path through childhood, hungry for all life has to offer. Their precocity and ethereal beauty soon make them the favorite subjects of photographer and family friend Ruth Handel, whose celebrated images of children involve nudity. Suddenly the girls are at the center of a firestorm of controversy, with shattering results. Now, 13 years later, Myla Wolfe is living back east and finally edging toward romance, when she begins receiving mysterious communications that force her to confront her past and reclaim her future.

About Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

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Miranda Beverly-Whittemore lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Published February 2, 2005 by Grand Central Publishing. 368 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A thought-provoking debut about a young woman attempting to untangle a tortured and confused past.

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Beverly-Whittemore investigates the relationship between art and life in an engaging but uneven debut that reveals both her promise and her youth (she was born in 1976). As children, Myla Wolfe and

Nov 22 2004 | Read Full Review of The Effects of Light

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Myla and Pru's father, a.

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