Rose and Ruby Darlen are Siamese twins - they have never seen each other because they are craniopagus twins - joined at the head. They are totally different and but one and the same. Their story could be sentimental but it is never that - it is the account of the people who love them and their extradordinary life and is beautifully written. The book is a double autobiogrpahy - Ruby and then Rose taking it in turns to write about their very individual views of their cojoined lives. There are surprises,(one of which comes completely out of left field) and there is great sadness but you really do not want the book to end. When a novel like this takes you and places you in a fictional world as well as this does you know you have something special. Thank you Lori Lansens and the Richard and Judy Book Club for choosing it!