Library book club to discuss ‘My Sister’s Keeper’ Nov. 10

Hillsboro Public Library’s book discussion group will meet at 9 a.m., Friday, Nov. 10 in the Hillsboro City Building.

The book being discussed is “My Sister’s Keeper” by Jodi Picoult, the emotionally riveting story of a family torn apart by conflicting needs and a passionate love that triumphs over human weakness.

Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age 13, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions and shots so her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood.

The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone-marrow match for Kate-a life and a role that she has never challenged, until now.

Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is. But unlike most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister-and so Anna makes a decision that for most would be unthinkable, a decision that will tear her family apart and have perhaps fatal consequences for the sister she loves.

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