“Louisa -- solid, steady, dependable. Clem -- younger, rebellious, daring, and the favorite. This is a story, told over 25 years, of two sisters -- opposite as night and day, oil and water, yin and yang -- and how they remain connected. In my opinion, this is Julia Glass' best book yet!”
— Vicki McNeil, Watermark Book Co., Anacortes, WA
Winter 2011 Reading Group List
“Glass has deftly crafted a novel with an intimate view into the world of sisters. In this stunning work, you will explore all the rivalry, the missed opportunities, and the misunderstandings, as well as the longing that two women genetically linked but worlds apart in their choices can feel. Brilliantly told in alternating voices with rich detail and much emotion, this story will have you longing to reconnect with both Louisa and Clement, their friends, and other family members long after the last page.”
— Calvin Crosby, Books Inc., San Francisco, CA
NATIONAL BESTSELLER A Christian Science Monitor Best Book of the Year
Julia Glass, the bestselling, National Book Award-winning author of Three Junes, returns with a tender, riveting book of two sisters and their complicated relationship.
Louisa Jardine is the older one, the conscientious student, precise and careful: the one who yearns for a good marriage, an artistic career, a family. Clem, the archetypal youngest, is the rebel: committed to her work saving animals, but not to the men who fall for her. In this vivid, heartrending story of what we can and cannot do for those we love, the sisters grow closer as they move further apart. All told with sensual detail and deft characterization, I See You Everywhere is a candid story of life and death, companionship and sorrow, and the nature of sisterhood itself.
About the Author
Julia Glass is the author of Three Junes, which won the National Book Award for Fiction, and The Whole World Over. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Her short fiction has won several prizes, including the Tobias Wolff Award and the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society Medal for the Best Novella. She lives with her family in Massachusetts.
“Rich, intricate and alive with emotion.... An honest portrait of sister-love and sister-hate-interlocking, brave and forgiving-made whole through art.” —The New York Times Book Review “Glass writes the sort of novels that you wish would go on forever.... I See You Everywhere is a lovely and heartbreaking book, and it ends far too soon.” —The Miami Herald “Nowhere are the ebbs and flows, the complex and often ugly nuances, the bonds and the breaks between sisters more achingly or more piercingly explored.” —USA Today “So heartbreakingly luminous that you'd swear Glass had access to your own most secret thoughts.” —Redbook “Extraordinarily good.... Unusually rich and complex.” —The Boston Globe “One doesn't read so much as sink into a Julia Glass novel.... A haunting dissection of human fragility.” —People “Glass is Edith Wharton for the twenty-first century.... Wharton wrote more than forty-eight books in her lifetime. American literature could use a few more from Glass.” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “Sheer pleasure for readers who love stories about complicated family relationships.” —San Francisco Chronicle