Kate and Vi are twins born with “senses,” psychic abilities that sometimes allow them to foresee the future and peek at people’s secrets. In their mid-30s, they have chosen to use their visions in very different ways. When Vi predicts an earthquake for St. Louis in 2009, the sisters’ lives are shaken in more ways than one.
Whether you believe in psychics or are drawn in by the drama of Vi’s forecast, this book is a compelling read for its insightful and sometimes funny story of two sisters who know each other too well. I found myself alternately relating to Kate or Vi and wanting to shake them. Sittenfeld is a brilliant writer who can transport us with stories about ourselves.