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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 sisters create a unique journey. Sisters is for anyone who knows sisters, wishes they had a sister, adores her own ...

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Overview

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 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930464124
  • Publisher: Paris Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2009
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jan Freeman is the Director and Founder of Paris Press. She is the author of three books of poetry, Simon Says, Hyena, Autumn Sequence, and a new manuscript, Blue Structure. She lives in Ashfield, MA. Her younger sisters live in Atlanta and New York City.

Emily Wojcik is the Assistant Editor of Paris Press. She teaches writing and American literature at the University of Connecticut, and lives in Northampton, MA. Her younger sister lives in New York City.

Deborah Bull has spent her career in publishing, most recently as Director of Photosearch,Inc./Fair Street Productions (NYC), which produced illustrated books, including anthologies on a wide variety of subjects. She lives in New York City. Her younger sister lives in Los Angeles.

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Table of Contents

A Note from the Publisher/ xi

Joan Baez from Daybreak xvii

I I Don'T Tell Mother

Don't Tell Mother Wendy Wasserstein 3

The Headless Horseman Margaret Atwood 12

Shlug da Kleine Tsipi Keller 37

Sweet Dreams Joyce Armorp44

Leiby Docks Jeanne M. 45

The House Slave Rita Dove 58

Reprieve Claire Bateman 59

From Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter Simone de Beauvoir 61

Idella's Dress Beverly Jensen 67

From The Liars' Club Mary Karr 79

II Sister-Sister

The Eve of the Spirit Festival Lan Samantha Chang 87

From Caroline's Wedding Edwidge Danticat 101

Yellow Dresses C.D. Wright 110

Sadie and Maud Gwendolyn Brooks 111

Twin Bed Ana Maria Jomolca 112

Sisters: An Anthology

Everyday Use Alice Walker 123

Hannah Catherine Chung 134

Sister-Sister Marie Luise Kaschnitz 146

Red Scarf Jane Hirshfield 147

From I See You Everywhere Julia Glass 148

A Lesson in Manners Misty Urban 158

The Seal Woman Cynthia Hogue 174

Without Gloves Martha Rhodes 176

From Girl Meets Boy Ali Smith 177

Sisters Lucille Clifton 186

From Hanging Up Delia Ephron 187

III Having Our Say

Not Enough M.F.K. Fisher 155

Letter to Helen Rothschild Droste Dorothy Parker 199

Borderline Robin Becker 206

Letter to a Sister Who Lives in a Distant Country Daisy Zamora 209

From The Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver 211

A Quarreling Pair Jane Bowles 221

Recollections of a 79-Year-Old Sister Clare Coss 227

A Family Resemblance Audre Lorde 23O

Greenberg Close to the End Barbara L. 231

Basque Guide Myra Shapiro 232

Jhabvala Pagans Ruth Prawer 233

The Last Good War Maxine Kumin 260

I Needed to Talk to My Sister Grace Paley 261

Sarah and from Having Our Say

DelanySisters'First100Years A. Elizabeth 262

Two Years Muriel Rukeyser 271

Dedications to Sisters 273

About the Authors 276

Acknowledgments and Permissions 281

About the Editors 284

About Paris Press 285

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