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8/1/10 9:00 P

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What about In Her Shoes? I know it's kind of chick-lit-y, but it really got to me....

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8/1/10 2:48 P

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I don't know about sisters in literature but I do know that my younger sister has always been a literature lover. She waded through Dostoeyvsky and Tolstoy - she likes those gloomy Russian tales. BUT speaking of sisters, she loved the Brontes - Wuthering Heights being a particular fave - and a novel that I have actually read aswell!

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8/1/10 7:37 A

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Oh yeah, Atonement! And how about A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley?

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7/31/10 3:45 P

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Another two I thought of right away are My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult and Atonement by Ian McEwan.

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7/31/10 12:18 P

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I'm a little neurotic, and I've put together a list of great literature that centers arounds sisters. If interested, take a look:

• William Shakespeare King Lear (1606)
• Jane Austen Sense and Sensibility (1811)
• Christina Rossetti “Goblin Market” (1862)
• Louisa May Alcott Little Women (1869)
Eugene Corman The Two Orphans (1874)
• George Gissing The Odd Women (1893)
• E. M. Forster Howard’s End (1910)
• D.H. Lawrence Women in Love (1920)
• Tanizaki Jun’ichrô The Makioka Sisters (1948
• Shirley Jackson We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1962)
• Alice Walker The Color Purple (1982)
• Toni Morrison Beloved (1987
• Julia Alvarez How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents (1991)
• Jeff Eugenides The Virgin Suicides (1993)
• Tessa de Loo The Twins (1993)
• Barbara Kingslover The Poisonwood Bible (1998)
• Margaret Atwood The Blind Assassin (2000)
• Rebecca Goldstein The Dark Sister (2004)

As you might guess, I'm putting together a syllabus about sisters in literature!
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7/26/10 12:43 P

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Definitely "Little Woman." And also the Bennett sisters from "Pride and Prejudice." When I was a little girl, I read a wonderful series of books about a family of sisters living in turn-of-the-20th-century New York City: "All-of-a-Kind Family."

Also, Maragret Drabble has several novels that feature two very different sisters I just love, but the names of the books are escaping me now.



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There is a crack in everything.
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7/26/10 8:52 A

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Jenn - I think you'd like Thirteenth Tale since it's a gothic suspense novel and it's not a formulaic best seller, but a really thought out story.



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7/25/10 11:13 P

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I'll have to look into *The Thirteenth Tale.*

One of my favorite sister bits is Christina Rossetti's poem "Goblin Market."

Anyone read that one? It's.....INTERESTING! emoticon

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7/24/10 2:43 P

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Obviously the sisters in Little Women are a favorite.

I just read a book called The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. It has a very Bronte like feel and focuses on two sisters. Beautifully written.

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7/23/10 10:54 P

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I spoke with my sister today on the phone -- she's younger than me, and lives across the country. I haven't seen her in years. I miss her.

I always like to read about sisters in literature. Do you have any favorites?

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