Will the love between twin sisters survive? In an epic novel about the bond between twins, family relationships are complicated by anger, resentment, hidden secrets, and impossible choices.
Alex Carissa is thrilled when her identical twin sister, Sam, and her husband move into the neighborhood. For Sam, years of infertility, followed by an unthinkable tragedy, have left her despairing of ever having a child. Money is tight, and IVF is expensive. Sam’s only hope may be to ask her sister to be a surrogate. Alex will do anything for Sam, but when the sisters embark upon an unorthodox route to surrogacy, jealousy, guilt, and legal complications soon follow.
As the limits of sisterly devotion are tested, the family’s hidden wounds and secret addictions come to light, shaking the foundation of their marriages and their lives.
An emotional story of a woman’s struggle with infertility and a riveting book about the complexities of family, Across the Street makes an excellent selection for book clubs.
"Loved all the characters and just couldn't put it down. This is a book that you should read. It was very long but at the end, you just wish it was even longer."
"My 2020 #2 top read; incredible writing & story! I absolutely loved this book. Days after I've had time to organize my thoughts, and all I can do is gush over Laurie Lisa's...Across the Street"
"The layers. Layers & layers - characters that are so well-crafted, they are real...I couldn't put the darn thing down!"
"I loved this author after reading her novel 'The Wine Club' and was thrilled to be asked to read and review this, her newest offering... As I got more and more into the story I was looking for every opportunity to pick it up and find out what happened next."