Sisters

Sisters

by Lynne Cheney

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Overview

From Lynne Cheney, the wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, comes a riveting tale of women in the American frontier.

The novel of a strong and beautiful woman who broke all the rules of the American frontier...

Sophie Dymond had overcome nineteenth-century prejudices to succeed as publisher of a hugely popular women's magazine. But when she left New York to revisit her native Wyoming, where her sister had died mysteriously, she left her prestige and power far behind. Waiting for Sophie was a world where women were treated either as decorative figurines or as abject sexual vassals...where wives were led to despise the marriage act and prostitutes pandered to husbands' hungers...where the relationship between women and men became a kind of guerilla warfare in which women were forced to band together for the strength they needed and at times for the love they wanted. In her effort to grasp the meaning of her sister's life and death, Sophie discovers the secret that tainted her life and begins to understand the experience of the vast majority of silent, trapped women.

Lynne Cheney, wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, has spent much of her professional life writing and speaking about the importance of history. Mrs. Cheney earned her B.A. from Colorado College, her Master of Arts from the University of Colorado, and her Ph.D. with a specialization in 19th century British literature from the University of Wisconsin. She is the recipient of awards and honorary degrees from numerous colleges and universities. Vice President and Mrs. Cheney were married in 1964. They have two grown daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, and three granddaughters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451112040
Publisher: Signet
Publication date: 12/01/1981
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Lynne Cheney is the author or coauthor of twelve books, including six bestselling books about American history for children. Her most recent book is We the People: The Story of Our Constitution. The wife of former vice president Dick Cheney, she lives in McLean, Virginia, and Wilson, Wyoming.

Table of Contents

From Lynne Cheney, the wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, comes a riveting tale of women in the American frontier.

The novel of a strong and beautiful woman who broke all the rules of the American frontier...

Sophie Dymond had overcome nineteenth-century prejudices to succeed as publisher of a hugely popular women's magazine. But when she left New York to revisit her native Wyoming, where her sister had died mysteriously, she left her prestige and power far behind. Waiting for Sophie was a world where women were treated either as decorative figurines or as abject sexual vassals...where wives were led to despise the marriage act and prostitutes pandered to husbands' hungers...where the relationship between women and men became a kind of guerilla warfare in which women were forced to band together for the strength they needed and at times for the love they wanted. In her effort to grasp the meaning of her sister's life and death, Sophie discovers the secret that tainted her life and begins to understand the experience of the vast majority of silent, trapped women.

Lynne Cheney, wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, has spent much of her professional life writing and speaking about the importance of history. Mrs. Cheney earned her B.A. from Colorado College, her Master of Arts from the University of Colorado, and her Ph.D. with a specialization in 19th century British literature from the University of Wisconsin. She is the recipient of awards and honorary degrees from numerous colleges and universities. Vice President and Mrs. Cheney were married in 1964. They have two grown daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, and three granddaughters.

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Sisters 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the onset I just knew that this lush historical novel would delicately weave an often overlooked story, that of the lesbian frontierwoman, with the human desire to attain self acceptance! This novel is a must for both men and women. It will illuminate the proposterous notions society has for lesbianism in general, a true tour de force!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you liked PAMELA you'll love this! Author Cheney shares her socio/political viewpoint with readers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this allegorical masterpiece of 19th century Americana, Lynne Cheney smashes preconceived notions of sexual repression associated with conservative women. 'Sisters' weaves a story detailing the exploits of our ancestors who built American into a world power by working hard and playing harder - this tome should be required reading in our secondary schools and may be viewed as a suitable replacement for controversial pieces of literature such as Huckleberry Finn, Catcher in the Rye and other works that seem to offend those in Ms. Cheney's party. This is one novel that most everyone can enjoy.