Lisbeth Thom’s New Novel Explores Turbulent Journey of Sisterly Love

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"Tessa and Claudine" follows drama of complicated family dynamics

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Sibling relationships can be difficult and often leave one’s familial fantasies unfulfilled. In her latest novel, author Lisbeth Thom urges readers to look beyond the sibling they wished for and simply accept the one they have.

“Tessa and Claudine: Finding My Sister” (published by Archway Publishing), Thom’s second novel, written with emotional honesty, is an insightful and poignant family drama following two sisters and their tempestuous relationship with their troubled, alcoholic mother.

Praise for “Tessa and Claudine”:

“In this family drama, the struggles and triumphs of life are laid bare. The reality and honesty will touch you. Lisbeth Thom has delivered a delicious bedtime read, as effective as coffee and leftover cheesecake – but with none of the calories.”

—Larry Larance, author of “Choctow Bluff,” “A Better Looking Corpse” and “Skidaway Scenes”

“(Thom’s) writing will remind (readers) of authors such as Carol Shields and Alice Munro, leaving them eagerly awaiting her next book.”

—Rosemary Daniell, author of “The Woman Who Spilled Words All Over Herself” and “Secrets of the Zona Rosa”

Thom vividly sets the scene as readers watch Tessa and Claudine battle their differences and attempt to find acceptance within themselves – and with each other.

Tessa and Claudine
By Lisbeth Thom
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 266 pages | ISBN 9781480808300
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 266 pages | ISBN 9781480808287
E-Book | 266 pages | ISBN 9781480808294
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Lisbeth Thom graduated summa cum laude from Georgia State University. She has published essays and poetry in The Georgia Journal, Catholic Digest, HomeLife Magazine, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Thom and her husband, Doug, live in Savannah, Georgia. Thom invites readers to her website at

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