A Sistermony

A Sistermony

by Richard G. Stern
     
 

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A Sistermony, by Richard Stern, is a memoir exploring the intimate bond between a brother and his sister - a relationship which, in Richard Stern's case, became meaningful in a special way when his sister was struck with a fatal illness. A revealing personal story exploring one of the deepest bonds of all, that between a brother and a sister, A Sistermony suggests…  See more details below

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A Sistermony, by Richard Stern, is a memoir exploring the intimate bond between a brother and his sister - a relationship which, in Richard Stern's case, became meaningful in a special way when his sister was struck with a fatal illness. A revealing personal story exploring one of the deepest bonds of all, that between a brother and a sister, A Sistermony suggests that although the calendar year does not contain a "sister's day" or a "brother's day," perhaps it should. A Sistermony is a work to be given and treasured throughout the year.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Novelist and University of Chicago English professor Stern (Golk) coined the word ``sistermony'' to convey the sense of bequest he recognized as his sister Ruth was dying, prompting him to consider the richness of their bond. His brief memoir, drawn from his diaries during Ruth's season of dying at age 67 in 1991, contains passages of tenderness but often strays from the subject of his sister. Amid daily details, Stern reflects on various episodes from his youth, his strained relationship with one of his sons, even his encounters with friends Philip Roth and Saul Bellow. The many family photos interspersed with the text, along with those of the author's literary buddies, give this book the feel of a home movie. Photos. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556114762
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/12/1996
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.38(d)

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