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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 The Girls
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'In 2005, Chloe Higgins was seventeen years old. She and her mother, Rhonda, stayed home so that she could revise for her exams while her two younger sisters Carlie and Lisa went skiing with their father. On the way back from their trip, their car veered off the highway, flipped on its side and burst into flames. Both her sisters were killed. Their father walked away from the accident with only minor injuries.

'This book is about what happened next.

'In a memoir of breathtaking power, Chloe Higgins describes the heartbreaking aftermath of that one terrible day. It is a story of grieving, and learning to leave grief behind, for anyone who has ever loved, and lost.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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Works about this Work

Unflinching Look at Family in Deadly Grip Christine Jackman , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21 September 2019; (p. 22)

— Review of The Girls Chloe Higgins , 2019 single work autobiography

'Early in The Girls, Chloe Higgins recounts her ­father’s reaction when he learns his two other children were killed in the car accident that has put him in hospital. “It is almost cartoonish, the way his mouth spreads open and his eyes push together, his forehead scrunching in on itself … ” Higgins writes of Maurice, who was driving the family car when it swerved into oncoming traffic and burst into flames, daughters Carlie and Lisa still trapped inside.' (Introduction)

Unflinching Look at Family in Deadly Grip Christine Jackman , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21 September 2019; (p. 22)

— Review of The Girls Chloe Higgins , 2019 single work autobiography

'Early in The Girls, Chloe Higgins recounts her ­father’s reaction when he learns his two other children were killed in the car accident that has put him in hospital. “It is almost cartoonish, the way his mouth spreads open and his eyes push together, his forehead scrunching in on itself … ” Higgins writes of Maurice, who was driving the family car when it swerved into oncoming traffic and burst into flames, daughters Carlie and Lisa still trapped inside.' (Introduction)

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