Sorority Sisters

Sorority Sisters

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by Claudia Welch
     
 

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In 1975, trying to find a place to belong, four young women found each other in the same sorority pledge class. Through parties and pranks; finals and skipped classes; boyfriends and break-ups, they forge a bond that takes them by surprise. No one expected it to last beyond college graduation. But some bonds are too strong to break.

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In 1975, trying to find a place to belong, four young women found each other in the same sorority pledge class. Through parties and pranks; finals and skipped classes; boyfriends and break-ups, they forge a bond that takes them by surprise. No one expected it to last beyond college graduation. But some bonds are too strong to break.

Now they’re sisters. And with sisters, it’s not about what happens. It’s about no matter what happens.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Welch’s debut tracks a handful of co-eds over the course of 25 years. Karen, Ellen, Laurie, and Diane all have their own reasons for rushing the Beta Pi sorority during the fall of 1975, and they all harbor varying degrees of cynicism about the sisterhood it promises. None of them are keen on either the “slightly horrifying, slightly barbaric, completely degrading ritual” that accompany rushing or sororities’ reputations for being nothing more than marriage factories. But against the odds, the quartet bond so tightly that their sorority sisters nickname them “the Exclusives.” Through breakups, marriages, births, deaths, and betrayals, the Exclusives remain close well past graduation, and although the bonds evolve as their paths diverge, they discover over the next 20 years that leaving the sorority doesn’t mean losing their sisterhood. Through her rotating cast of narrators, Welch produces some insightful and poignant musings on female relationships against a well-drawn backdrop of 1970s California. Unfortunately, odd moments of insight are buried under frivolous social interaction. Once the Exclusives graduate, the story picks up steam and characters evolve, but during their co-ed years, it’s hard to keep the endless parade of parties and hookups from blending together. Agent: Dominick Abel. (June)
From the Publisher
“Claudia Welch is one of the most gifted authors writing today...Sorority Sisters took me back. I never wanted to come home.”
Lori Handeland, New York Times bestselling author

“Claudia Welch nails the importance of the female tribe in every woman’s life...Fabulous reading!”
Julia London, New York Times bestselling author

Sorority Sisters is so much more and so much deeper than its title. It’s a story about true friendship that will inspire and charm everyone who reads it...These girls sparkle with warmth and wit."
Liz Carlyle, New York Times bestselling author

“I’ll read anything the brilliant Claudia Welch writes."
Sabrina Jeffries, New York Times bestselling author

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425247433
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/05/2012
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
568,568
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
“Claudia Welch is one of the most gifted authors writing today...Sorority Sisters took me back. I never wanted to come home.”
Lori Handeland, New York Times bestselling author

“Claudia Welch nails the importance of the female tribe in every woman’s life...Fabulous reading!”
Julia London, New York Times bestselling author

Sorority Sisters is so much more and so much deeper than its title. It’s a story about true friendship that will inspire and charm everyone who reads it...These girls sparkle with warmth and wit."
Liz Carlyle, New York Times bestselling author

“I’ll read anything the brilliant Claudia Welch writes."
Sabrina Jeffries, New York Times bestselling author

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