Sisters: An Anthology

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Sisters: An Anthology

20.95

Edited by Jan Freeman, Emily Wojcik, and Deborah Bull

Fiction, Personal Essays, Memoirs, Poetry, and a Puppet Play

6 x 9, 304 pp

978-193046412-4

 

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This collection of stories, memoirs, and poems celebrates the unique and complex world of sisters. The unbreakable link between sisters can be at once sweet and loving, fierce and cruel. From childhood to old age, rivalry to devotion, hysterical laughter to tears of grief, the irrevocable bonds between sisters create a heartwarming and compelling journey. Sisters is for anyone who knows sisters, wishes they had a sister, adores her own sister, or would, on occasion, like to trade her sister in. 

Fiction, essays, poems, & a play by Joyce Armor, Margaret Atwood, Joan Baez, Claire Bateman, Simone de Beauvoir, Robin Becker, Jane Bowles, Gwendolyn Brooks, Lan Samantha Chang, Marilyn Chin, Catherine Chung, Lucille Clifton, Clare Coss, Edwidge Danticat, Sadie & Bessie Delany, Rita Dove, Delia Ephron, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Glass, Barbara L. Greenberg, Jane Hirshfield, Cynthia Hogue, Beverly Jensen, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Ana Maria Jomolca, Mary Karr, Marie Luise Kaschnitz, Tsipi Keller, Barbara Kingsolver, Maxine Kumin, Jeanne M. Leiby, Audre Lorde, Grace Paley, Dorothy Parker, Martha Rhodes, Muriel Rukeyser, Myra Shapiro, Ali Smith, Misty Urban, Alice Walker, Wendy Wasserstein, C.D. Wright, Daisy Zamora.

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 "Writers including Margaret Atwood and Alice Walker explore sisterhood in this intelligent collection. Don't look for sugar sweetness here; do expect heartache. One woman mourns the younger sister she lost. Another recalls trying to be 'A good daughter' while her wilder sister broke loose. The book makes it clear that sisters don't outgrow their bonds. 'Life doesn't go backwards and I want to know you,' poet Daisy Zamora. 'To recognize you. / That is, to get to know you again.' Once a sister always one. Buy it for a sister in your life."  People Magazine  

“At Amazon, [Sisters] has been rapidly growing in popularity and is among the top 5 books on siblings; top 20 literary collections. It's too soon to predict whether or not it could become a mega-seller like Carol Saline and Sharon J. Wohlmuth's photo-essay on Sisters, first published over a decade ago by Running Press. Still, the anthology has the same potential appeal to anyone who has a sister, sweet or cruel, competitive or complex." Judith Rosen, Publishers Weekly

“Artist Jane Lund of Ashfield created the [cover] illustration, ‘Sister Dresses,’ before she'd even heard of the forthcoming Paris Press book. Yet, the image perfectly fits the book's surprising collage of stories, poems and emotions that mirror the complex relationships between sisters. The literary ‘collage’ includes reprinted excerpts from famous women writers, including Dorothy Parker, Grace Paley, Margaret Atwood and Alice Walker.” Gazettenet.com