When We Believed in Mermaids by Barbara O’Neal

Sad, unnerving story of two sisters, untended during childhood, who are each singularly wounded by their past, their parents, their theories of who they are and what they deserve. An Emergency Room physician who has written off relationships finds her addict-sister in New Zealand after years of believing she is dead. While in New Zealand, she meets an interesting man. Their emotional narratives braid together.