Sisters and Lovers

Sisters and Lovers

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by Connie Briscoe
     
 

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Beverly, Charmaine, and Evelyn — three sisters living in the same Maryland town outside Washington, D.C., each wishing her life were just a little different. Beverly is twenty-nine and single. She's a successful magazine editor who would love to be in love. The problem is, no man can meet her high standards. Charmaine longs to finish her degree, but meanwhile,

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Beverly, Charmaine, and Evelyn — three sisters living in the same Maryland town outside Washington, D.C., each wishing her life were just a little different. Beverly is twenty-nine and single. She's a successful magazine editor who would love to be in love. The problem is, no man can meet her high standards. Charmaine longs to finish her degree, but meanwhile, she has to juggle a thankless job, a beautiful child, and an irresponsible husband she doesn't quite have the nerve to leave. Evelyn seems to have it made. She has a successful psychology practice and her husband is a partner in a prestigious law firm. But there's trouble in paradise, and Evelyn refuses to face the facts.
Warm and bittersweet, believable and real, SISTERS & LOVERS is a novel of family and love, heartache and hope, and above all, the triumph of sisterhood.
""Riveting . . . Lively . . . Hilarious . . . Three sisters who are remarkably different except in one respect: their men are driving them crazy." — Mademoiselle

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Editorial Reviews

Denise Perry Donavin
Beverly, Charmaine, and Evelyn, three black sisters, face turbulent relationships with one another, their parents, their husbands, and their lovers in this lively, realistic first novel. Beverly's anger over a broken date nearly drives her to vandalism and does drive her away from her family as she tries to sort out her sense of loss. Charmaine is raising a young son and coping with the infidelities, overspending, and unreliability of a man who'd like the good life without earning it. Evelyn, the envy of her sisters, owns a luxurious home and has a perfect-seeming family life but then discovers that her husband is markedly discontent. Although Briscoe lapses into soap opera at times, on the whole, she does a good job of dealing with her characters' sociocultural differences while telling a convincing, passionate contemporary tale. Briscoe knows her D.C. setting well, from her position as managing editor of "American Annals of the Deaf" at Gallaudet University.

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ISBN-13:
9780804113342
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Pages:
409
Sales rank:
752,035
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.20(d)

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