Sisters: An Anthology (Paperback)

Sisters: An Anthology By Jan Freeman (Editor), Emily Wojcik (Editor), Deborah Bull (Editor) Cover Image

Sisters: An Anthology (Paperback)

By Jan Freeman (Editor), Emily Wojcik (Editor), Deborah Bull (Editor)


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A heartwarming, heartbreaking, laugh-out-loud, grind-your-teeth anthology celebrating the unique world of sisters

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.
Jan Freeman is the former director and founder of Paris Press. She is the author of Simon Says, Hyena, Autumn Sequence, and a new collection, Blue Structure. She lives in Ashfield, MA. Her younger sisters live in Atlanta and New York City. Emily Wojcik is the Managing Editor of The Massachusetts Reviewand lives in Northampton, MA. Her younger sister lives in Australia. Deborah Bull has spent her career in publishing, most recently as Director of Photosearch, Inc./ Fair Street Productions, 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
Product Details ISBN: 9781930464124
ISBN-10: 1930464126
Publisher: Paris Press
Publication Date: December 1st, 2009
Pages: 304
Language: English

Writers including Margaret Atwood and Alice Walker explore sisterhood in this intelligent collection. The book makes clear that sisters don’t outgrow their bond. Once a sister, always one.” PEOPLE MAGAZINE, 3½ stars

The stories, poems, and memoirs in the new anthology, Sisters, call forth sweetness and light, fury and a fierce devotion.” THE BOSTON GLOBE

Selections from authors Margaret Atwood, Barbara Kingsolver, Dorothy Parker, and more illustrate the complex and unique dynamic between sisters in this collection of stories, poems, and memoirs. The pieces range from heartwarming to downright silly, as in this poem from Joyce Armor: 'It’s always a wish of mine/ (or should I say a dream)/ to scare my sister half to death/ and hear her piercing scream.' ” REAL SIMPLE.COM

Publishing is not dead, it’s merely getting more fabulous. At least that’s how things look now that we’ve discovered Paris Press.... [It] became known to us because of their new book, Sisters. A collection of marvelous authors writing on our favorite topic, this is the single book that all of us must read.” (Margaret Roach, Marion Roach Smith, and Paige Orloff)

"With works by Audre Lorde, Alice Walker, Daisy Zamora and other feminist literary leaders, this collection of poems, short stories and memoirs eloquently explores sibling love, adoration and rivalry. Read it with your sister and the two of you will be practicing your secret language again and arguing about that shirt she borrowed and never returned. Ah, sisters!" CURVE MAGAZINE

This fusion of fiction, poetry and memoir bubbles with childhood laughter, but also sounds notes of pain and loss.” MS MAGAZINE