A Sister Ago

Fiction - Womens
276 Pages
Reviewed on 04/30/2024
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Author Biography

Caitlin Buhr is a writer living in Madison, Wisconsin. She received her BA from Lawrence University and her MPA from Bowling Green State University. She was inspired to write A Sister Ago when she worked long hours at a nonprofit in Seattle - and was also dealing with a crappy therapist.

Drawing on her political science background, Caitlin is currently revising her second novel, a work of speculative fiction that follows a family grappling with a constitutional crisis and the subsequent split of the United States into two countries.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Alma Boucher for Readers' Favorite

Caitlin Buhr's A Sister Ago is a compelling and poignant read. The older sister, Christine, was compassionate and made an effort to watch out for her younger sister. In addition to being obstinate and careless, Rachel also battled drug addiction. Everything appeared to be going well after Rachel moved in with their parents until Christine got a call from her father, informing her that Rachel was gone. Christine focused on her work at a nonprofit social services agency while grieving. Walter Anderson, Keji's therapist, gave her private information about Christine and instructed her to get in touch with her. Christine and Keji decided to question Walter about his lack of professionalism and to find out more about his motivation. Although drugs appeared to be the reason behind Rachel's death, the situation may be more complicated than that.

I was captivated by the storyline of Caitlin Buhr's A Sister Ago from the very first to the very last page. It was beautiful and touching. The relationship between siblings, the impact of losing a loved one, and drug addiction are all delicate subjects that were handled with extreme finesse. Because the story was so tragic, I could not help but be drawn in and cry over Rachel's unnecessary death. The characters were well-developed, but my favorite was Christine. She chastised herself for not reaching out to Rachel or visiting her before her death. I could not help feeling sorry for Rachel. She had no reason to become addicted, but for some reason, she could not overcome it. I will remember this story for a very long time since it was so masterfully crafted.