by Lily Tuck


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ISBN-13: 9780802127112
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/05/2017
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 673,388
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Lily Tuck is the author of several novels, including: I Married You for Happiness; The Woman Who Walked on Water; Siam, or the Woman Who Shot a Man, nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award; The News From Paraguay, winner of the National Book Award; and the biography Woman of Rome: A Life of Elsa Morante.

Gabra Zackman is the award-winning narrator of over 300 audiobooks. She has been in the business since 2004, when she started recording for the National Library Service for the Blind. A classically trained actress, Gabra has appeared in theaters all over the country as well as on film and television.


New York, New York

Date of Birth:

October 10, 1939

Place of Birth:

Paris, France


B.A., Radcliffe (Harvard); M.A., Sorbonne, Paris

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In one of the photos I saw of her as a young woman, she is pushing a baby carriage – an old-fashioned big black baby carriage – down a city street in Paris. The street is shaded by large chestnut trees and, in addition to pushing the carriage, she is holding a little dog on a leash. The dog, a black terrier, is straining at the leash.

“Heel,” she could be telling the dog. “Heel, damn-it,” but the dog pays her no attention.

“She didn’t like dogs much,” my husband once told me. “She liked cats. I hate cats,” he adds.

“I love dogs,” I told my husband.


At first I had pictured her in a house full of cats. Cats everywhere. Cats stretched out on the sofa, on the chairs, lying on top of the kitchen table, sitting on the window sill licking themselves clean, eating from bowls on the floor. A mess. I was reminded of the book I had just read about poor Camille Claudel, Rodin’s discarded mistress, made mad by neglect and poverty. Her apartment on the Quai de Bourbon in Paris, a home for feral cats.

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Sisters 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
brf1948 More than 1 year ago
I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Lily Tuck and Atlantic Monthly Press in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all, for sharing your work with me. I had not 'found' Lily Tuck prior to reading this short novel. I love finding a great writer with backstories to keep me going until their next hits the stands. Sisters is an excellent tale, very witty in places and sad in others, about the obsession of the 'other woman' wife number two about wife number one. We cannot even name these two ladies, but we know them down to their roots before this tale is over. An excellent read, easily digested and something I am happy to recommend to family and friends. I will want to read this novel again in winter when this farmer has the time to savor each word.