Nadine Galinsky Feldman
Author, editor, and publisher, Nadine Galinsky Feldman created When a Grandchild Dies: What to Do, What to Say, How to Cope to provide comfort, support, and encouragement for bereaved grandparents.
Her debut novel, The Foreign Language of Friends, is a 2012 Next Generation Indie Books Award finalist and a 2011 eLit Book Awards Gold Medalist.
Nadine also edited and published Patchwork and Ornament: A Woman's Journey of Life, Love, and Art by Jeanette Feldman. Patchwork won an Indie Excellence Award for Best Memoir, 2010!
When not writing, she gardens, practices yoga, and travels. She lives on the Olympic Peninsula with her husband Henry. Her two stepchildren, Joe and Sarah, have just left the nest and are starting their adventures in adulthood.
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Smashwords book reviews by Nadine Galinsky Feldman
on Oct. 30, 2013
Like all young brothers, Gordon and Johnny are curious, playful, and full of life. Most of the time they get along well, though they bicker from time to time. After all, they have different personalities: Gordon is reflective and sensitive, while Johnny loves a great adventure. Only one thing sets them apart from other brothers: they are conjoined twins.
The brothers do their best to lead a normal life, and their childhood is a happy one. But when Johnny learns about a cloning procedure that would allow him to live separately from his brother, he fights for that right, causing a rift that seems impossible to heal.
In Division, author Karen A. Wyle explores the limits of individual choice. The action starts slowly, as Wyle details the boys' daily lives, imagining their unique challenges as they grow into manhood. This is important to set the foundation, and readers would be advised to be patient. However, Division picks up steam when the brothers' conflict builds. One can only imagine their torment as they fight, with no opportunity to leave each other to process anger or frustration.
While Division has sci-fi elements, it emphasizes relationships more than the technology. Wyle's ability to inhabit the skins of these boys is the real strength of the book.
Division has mature themes and is suited to adults. Wyle explores the many possible challenges of conjoined twins, including budding sexuality, with detailed frankness.
As I read the book, I became more and more invested with the characters, and the ending satisfied. Gordon and Johnny will stay with me for some time.