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Louis’s sister, Emily, is blind. She’s also in the marching band, gets great grades, sculpts in clay, and has the biggest bedroom in the house to accommodate her Braille machine. Everyone thinks Emily’s accomplishments are extraordinary, and most think that she can do no wrong. The single person who doesn’t feel awe—or pity—for her is Louis. He wishes people would just stop comparing the two of them. Louis wants his own life. Then, a family tragedy begins to bridge the widening gap between brother and sister. Funny and touching at the same time, The Transcriber explores the power of sibling rivalry ... and reconciliation.
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