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This heartwarming and heart-wrenching collection of stories, memoirs, and poems celebrates the beautifully complex world of sisters. A relationship like no other, 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 inescapable bonds between sistersThis heartwarming and heart-wrenching collection of stories, memoirs, and poems celebrates the beautifully complex world of sisters. A relationship like no other, 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 inescapable bonds between sisters create a unique 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 in.Contributors include: 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 and 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 and Daisy Zamora....

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ISBN : 9781930464124
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Number of Pages : 304 Pages
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Sisters: An Anthology Reviews

  • Misty
    2018-09-28 12:01

    a beautiful collection-- lyrical and moving on every page

  • Helen Gallagher
    2018-09-24 13:44

    The unique bond of sisters takes many forms in "Sisters: An Anthology," published by Paris Press. Over forty women contribute brief stories, memoirs, and poems, conveying the depth of our connection. We who are born into a family that provides us a sister can readily see the startling truth in these stories: our relationship with our sisters is special, no matter the age difference or circumstances as life carries us along."Sisters: An Anthology" includes contributions from many classic women writers, such as Margaret Atwood, Delia Ephron, M.F.K. Fisher, Alice Walker and Wendy Wasserstein. Grace Paley’s brief poem “I Need to Talk to My Sister” is not for the fainthearted, for there is no love without loss. Perhaps the most unusual piece is Jane Bowles’s playful pair of quarreling sister puppets.More than a compilation of essays on a theme, "Sisters: An Anthology" provides a rare chronology of sisters throughout life. The anthology seems to effortlessly follow us along the age continuum from “I want to reach through the telephone and strangle my sister” to the Delaney sisters, over 100 years old, who do yoga by the television every day, although “sometimes Bessie cheats and she’s just lying there.” The Delaney sisters are an example of the complexity of the entire sister relationship, where one wakes up each day and says “Thank you, Lord, for another day,” and the other wakes up and says “Oh, Lord, another day?"Compiling any anthology seems daunting. Where do you start and how do you ever stop? Here, the editors pulled together a nice mix of stories and essays by contemporary and modern women writers who have verbalized their connection to a sister. The book’s arrangement results in a highly readable format, mirroring our lives and our role within families. The pieces span decades, and are nicely organized in sections matching our development through life: “Don’t Tell Mother,” “Sister – Sister” and “Having Our Say.”Some of the softest poems are the most revealing, with words pruned to get to the core. In “Basque Guide,” Myra Shapiro writes: “In southern France my sister and I hike steep, ancient hills, to arrive at old age in a new harmony. We say once a year let’s go see beauty together.”When a story is titled with the Yiddish expression “Shlug De Kleine,” meaning “Beat up the little one,” we know we’re entering the familiar realm of childhood resentment. Reading Sisters: An Anthology, you can’t help but recall fighting over which sister always got the pretty dress, the new doll, or especially if sisters are close in age, who always got the hand-me-down coat, whether it fit or not.As in so many sibling relationships in childhood, one’s sister can be seen as a nuisance more than a friend. It’s later in the book that we see the strong bond that never fades, even when sisters are separated by years or miles or circumstances. In Dorothy Parker’s letter to her sister, she writes, “there is heaps to say but absolutely no news.” And she goes on for pages and pages describing her life in Paris, as if in conversation across the table from each other."Sisters: An Anthology" is an elegant tribute to the parallel lives we live through the passage of time. Through it all, we remain sisters… together, wherever, forever. Published by Paris Press

  • Paris Press
    2018-10-09 15:59

    http://www.parispress.org/shop/sister...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.

  • Beth
    2018-10-13 14:49

    The more I read the more depressed I became about the sisters in this anthology! Yes, very different types of sisters, very different viewpoints, and for the most part mostly negative experiences. I have 3 sisters and I have 3 daughters. Not everything was always wonderful for us all of the time, but there were definitely more good times than bad! Are we so unusual? I guess I would have liked for a few more of the entries to be positive. Fortunately the last entry about the Delaney sisters made me smile and I was able to close the book smiling. I am glad I read it and I think anyone would be able to relate to something in the book, whether you have sisters or not. But just don't go into it expecting light little entries about happy sisters.....you won't get it.

  • Tom Mueller
    2018-10-09 13:00

    This heartwarming and heart-wrenching collection of stories, memoirs, and poems celebrates the beautifully complex world of sisters. A relationship like no other, the unbreakable link between sisters can be at once sweet and loving, fierce and cruel.42 contributors—including such literary icons as Dorothy Parker, Simone de Beauvoir, Barbara Kingsolver and of course Joan Baez—explores her identity as a sister.

  • Ms. Online
    2018-09-19 12:48

    Each of Sisters’ 42 contributors— including such literary icons as Dorothy Parker, Simone de Beauvoir and Barbara Kingsolver—explores her identity as a sister. This fusion of fiction, poetry and memoir bubbles with childhood laughter but also sounds notes of pain and loss.

  • Tsipi
    2018-10-11 11:02

    This new anthology, just hailed by People Magazine, is thoughful, funny, intelligent - in short, a literary delight.

  • Monica
    2018-09-22 16:37

    Just about finished...

  • Olivia Olivas
    2018-09-17 08:43

    My sister passed away this month so I picked this up for comfort. How timely. I laugh and get teary, just wish I could have shared this great book with her. "...the word love seems not enough".

  • Misty
    2018-10-16 13:52