I just finished one of my all-time favorite books. You wanna cry? It's in here. You enjoy marveling at the wit and wisdom one human being can convey in twenty word sentences? Buy this book. Do you enjoy women writers who are so sardonic that you secretly wish you could call them up, invite them out for creatively named cocktails and then just sit back and allow the genius to wash over you?
Here's a gem for the likes of you, girlfriend (or boyfriend - that works too.)
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler, is the story of a young woman unravelling while she unravels the mystery of what happened when, seventeen years ago, her family imploded. I can't tell you much more because, well it's a mystery, sister. And it is about sibling loss, brother.
Just read it.