Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited

There's something fascinating about twins. Those of us who aren't twins can only imagine what it's like to have an identical double, someone who could be closer than a spouse or partner. In most cases, twins grow up together, and they can't imagine life without each other. But in this memoir, Elyse Schein and Paula Bernstein, separated and adopted several months after birth, find out that they have always had a double somewhere on the planet. Two singles become a pair, just like that. Their story is compelling; they tell it in each of their voices, both smooth and honest, yet each an individual. In addition to their story, Schein and Bernstein give many interesting facts about twins, comparing their separated life to those entwined lives around the world. Twinsburg is also mentioned several times, as the home of Twins Days. This is an excellent book, and I imagine it be a perennial favorite.


Post a Comment

<< Home