"A realistic, moving chronicle of the evolving relationship between sisters." - Kirkus Reviews
"Surprising twists add to the drama, as infidelity and betrayal re-occur like a generational curse. But, that's real life, and ultimately, Reel Life
turns out to be interesting, just like in the movies." - San Francisco Book Review"This novel took me a while to finish, not because it was slow or boring in the least, but the subtle nuancing made me really want to take my time and make sure I didn't miss anything. The characters were fascinating enigmas throughout...Reel Life was a thoroughly compelling tale." - Bellas Novella
"Movie buffs, sisters, daughters, mothers, the grown children of sisters--all will hungrily ingest Jackie Townsend's first novel, Reel Life
." Curled Up With a Good Book Blog
From the Author
I got the idea for Reel Life: A Novel
upon leaving a theater with my sister one evening years ago. Something was different, as if the universe had been slightly altered. Perhaps we disagreed about the film later, over drinks, or laughed about it, I don't remember. Just the thought, leaving the bar, that if you could piece together all the movies you'd ever seen with someone, you could write the story of their lives.