The Grammarians

The Grammarians by Cathleen Schine is wonderfully original and wry.  Language obsessed twins Daphne and Laurel Wolfe grow up in NYC speaking a special twin language and falling in love with anything on the pages of Webster's New International (Second Edition) Dictionary. They slowly begin to separate as adults, taking different professional paths in the world of the English language. Life gets complicated and the twins and their families have to navigate, not always with aplomb, the stresses of life. The author takes full advantage of the opportunities to be clever with language and grammar, but in the end, this is a celebration of relationships. Highly recommended.