Writer and internationally-exhibited photographer Christa Parravani has written a compelling memoir, one that stands out in a time when many are being written and published. Her: A Memoir (Henry Holt) is the story of her and her identical twin, Cara, and what happens after Cara's downward spiral and sudden early death. "Christa Parravini's lyrical, non-nonsense Her ranks with the best American memoirs of the decade. This incandescent story of loving and losing one's twin is an uncompromising love poem to the joys and dangers of shared identity and an unforgettable treatise on addiction, trauma, survival, and triumph." - Jayne Anne Phillips. " ... Christa Parravani carries us with her into the excavation of what it means to be a survivor, a lost twin, and a woman digging herself out of her sister's loss. That she comes out the other side is never predictablemerely miraculous." - Dorothy Allison.