The Secret Twin by Denise Gosliner Orenstein

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Noah has a secret unlike any other. . . .

He is the rarest of humans.

Noah was born conjoined, sharing a heart with his twin brother, but only he has survived. Thirteen years later, when his grandmother undergoes painful surgery, Noah finds himself in the care of Nurse Grace, who has a secret of her own. And when another stranger, a mysterious sniper, begins to terrorize their city, Noah and Grace must confront the extraordinary circumstances of their present lives and the possibilities of the unknown beyond.

In spare, lyrical prose, Denise Gosliner Orenstein knits a powerful, unusual tale of two voices and a joint journey of separation, self-discovery, and forgiveness.


About Denise Gosliner Orenstein

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Denise Gosliner Orenstein is the author of three novels and currently holds the position of Director, American University MFA Program in Creative Writing in Washington, D.C. She is also a writing mentor for the PEN American Center Prison Writing Project and a participant in the PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools Program. She lives with her two daughters in Washington, D.C.
Published February 1, 2007 by Katherine Tegen Books. 400 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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In Orenstein's (Unseen Companion) eerie, at times disturbing psychological tale, 13-year-old Noah has a secret: he has a twin.

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