Sisters

Author: Raina Telgemeier

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545540666

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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Raina Telgemeier’s #1 New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award-winning companion to Smile! Raina can't wait to be a big sister. But once Amara is born, things aren't quite how she expected them to be. Amara is cute, but she's also a cranky, grouchy baby, and mostly prefers to play by herself. Their relationship doesn't improve much over the years, but when a baby brother enters the picture and later, something doesn't seem right between their parents, they realize they must figure out how to get along. They are sisters, after all. Raina uses her signature humor and charm in both present-day narrative and perfectly placed flashbacks to tell the story of her relationship with her sister, which unfolds during the course of a road trip from their home in San Francisco to a family reunion in Colorado.

The Delany Sisters' Book of Everyday Wisdom

Author: Sarah Louise Delany,Annie Elizabeth Delany,Amy Hill Hearth

Publisher: Kodansha America

ISBN: 9781568361666

Category: Self-Help

Page: 133

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The authors offer counseling on sane living in today's world, advise on how to stay active, and stress the importance of faith, love, dignity, and self-reliance

Band of Sisters

American Women at War in Iraq

Author: Kirsten A. Holmstedt

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811702676

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 327

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Profiles twelve women soldiers who have served in the Iraq War, describing their experiences in the war, discussing the pressures of the job, and touching on the difficulties of being a woman in the military.

Sisters

Author: David McPhail

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544668642

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Sisters are different in so many ways, yet alike in many more. But there is one heartfelt way in which they are most alike—they love each other so very much. David McPhail's celebration of the joys—and trials—of sisterhood has been a favorite with sisters of all ages for almost twenty years. Nowa new generation of sisters will love to read this treasure . . . together.

Two Sisters

A Father, His Daughters, and Their Journey Into the Syrian Jihad

Author: Åsne Seierstad

Publisher: Farrar, Strauß and Giroux

ISBN: 0374279675

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

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The riveting story of two sisters' journey to the Islamic State and the father who tries to bring them home. ?sne Seierstad puts the problem of radicalization into painfully human terms, using instant messages and other primary sources to reconstruct a family's crisis from the inside. Eventually, she takes us into the hellscape of the Syrian civil war, as Sadiq risks his life in pursuit of his daughters, refusing to let them disappear into the maelstrom. This is a relentless thriller and a feat of reporting with profound lessons about belief, extremism, and the meaning of devotion.

Smile

Author: Raina Telgemeier

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545780012

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

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Raina Telgemeier's #1 New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award-winning graphic memoir based on her childhood! Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth. What follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there's still more to deal with: a major earthquake, boy confusion, and friends who turn out to be not so friendly.

Summer Sisters

A Novel

Author: Judy Blume

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780307575241

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. In the summer of 1977, Victoria Leonard’s world changes forever when Caitlin Somers chooses her as a friend. Dazzling, reckless Caitlin welcomes Vix into the heart of her sprawling, eccentric family, opening doors to a world of unimaginable privilege, sweeping her away to vacations on Martha’s Vineyard, an enchanting place where the two friends become “summer sisters.” Now, years later, Vix is working in New York City. Caitlin is getting married on the Vineyard. And the early magic of their long, complicated friendship has faded. But Caitlin begs Vix to come to her wedding, to be her maid of honor. And Vix knows that she will go—because she wants to understand what happened during that last shattering summer. And, after all these years, she needs to know why her best friend—her summer sister—still has the power to break her heart. Praise for Summer Sisters “Compulsively readable . . . [Blume’s] powers are prodigious.”—The New York Times Book Review “As warm as a summer breeze blowing through your hair, as nostalgic as James Taylor singing ‘How Sweet It Is.’ You remember. So does Judy Blume. How sweet it was.”—Chicago Tribune “An exceptionally moving story that can leave the reader laughing and crying . . . sometimes at the same time . . . Blume creates a rich tapestry of characters.”—The Denver Post “Blume’s characters still tend to hover after the book is set aside. . . . She catches perfectly the well-armored love between longtime female friends.”—The Seattle Times

Sisters

Author: Ada Cambridge

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775562182

Category: Fiction

Page: 333

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In the nineteenth century, marriage was often regarded as the be-all and end-all of women's lives. In the keenly observed novel Sisters, English-born author Ada Cambridge takes a closer look at this widespread belief and its implications and consequences. The story centers on a quartet of sisters who each have vastly different views of -- and outcomes in -- their nuptial pursuits.

Sisters

Author: Susan K. Hom

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781402743207

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 95

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Life's BIG Little Moments honours the unique and very special bonds of love that tie family members together. Poignant black and white photographs - enhanced by nuggets of wisdom - show sisters in candid situations. Love, respect, and admiration shine brightly in each image. This exquisitely designed gift book sweetly captures the deep affection passed down and up the family tree. Perfect for birthdays, holidays... or any day at all. Other debut titles of this series focus on the tender relationships of fathers and daughters, mothers and daughters, and grandmothers and grandchildren.

Between Sisters

Author: Kristin Hannah

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345464248

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER No one knows you like your sister. She can make you laugh or break your heart with a single word. And no one writes novels like Kristin Hannah, an author who vividly explores the intricate bonds of family and, as Tami Hoag said “touches the deepest, most tender corners of our heart.” Now, in her rich, captivating new book, she creates an indelible portrait of two women, once lost to each other, about to come together in a time of exquisite joy and almost unbearable sadness. Sisters by blood, strangers by choice, each stands at a crossroads, ready to confront the betrayals of the past. . . . BETWEEN SISTERS Meghann Dontess is a woman haunted by heartbreak. Twenty-five years ago she was forced to make a terrible choice, one that cost her everything, including the love of her sister, Claire. Now, Meghann is a hotshot divorce attorney who doesn’t believe in intimacy–until she meets the one man who can change her mind. Claire Cavenaugh has fallen in love for the first time in her life. As her wedding day approaches, she prepares to face her harsh, judgmental older sister and their self-absorbed mother. It is the first time they have been together in more than two decades. Over the course of a hot Pacific Northwest summer, these three women who believe they have nothing in common will try to become what they never were: a family. Tender, funny, bittersweet, and wonderfully moving, Between Sisters celebrates the joys and heartaches that can only be shared by sisters, the mistakes made in the name of love and the healing power of new beginnings–all beautifully told by acclaimed author Kristin Hannah. From the Hardcover edition.

Sisters

Author: Lola M. Schaefer

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 1429617578

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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"Simple text and photographs present sisters and how they interact with their families"--Provided by publisher.

The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters

The Tragic and Glamorous Lives of Jackie and Lee

Author: Sam Kashner,Nancy Schoenberger

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062365002

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else—Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill—from the authors of Furious Love. When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment, her younger sister Lee wept inconsolably. Then Jackie’s thirty-eight-page will was read. Lee discovered that substantial cash bequests were left to family members, friends, and employees—but nothing to her. "I have made no provision in this my Will for my sister, Lee B. Radziwill, for whom I have great affection, because I have already done so during my lifetime," read Jackie’s final testament. Drawing on the authors’ candid interviews with Lee Radziwill, The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters explores their complicated relationship, placing them at the center of twentieth-century fashion, design, and style. In life, Jackie and Lee were alike in so many ways. Both women had a keen eye for beauty—in fashion, design, painting, music, dance, sculpture, poetry—and both were talented artists. Both loved pre-revolutionary Russian culture, and the blinding sunlight, calm seas, and ancient olive groves of Greece. Both loved the siren call of the Atlantic, sharing sweet, early memories of swimming with the rakish father they adored, Jack Vernou Bouvier, at his East Hampton retreat. But Jackie was her father’s favorite, and Lee, her mother’s. One would grow to become the most iconic woman of her time, while the other lived in her shadow. As they grew up, the two sisters developed an extremely close relationship threaded with rivalry, jealousy, and competition. Yet it was probably the most important relationship of their lives. For the first time, Vanity Fair contributing editor Sam Kashner and acclaimed biographer Nancy Schoenberger tell the complete story of these larger-than-life sisters. Drawing on new information and extensive interviews with Lee, now eighty-four, this dual biography sheds light on the public and private lives of two extraordinary women who lived through immense tragedy in enormous glamour.

Sisters

Heroic true-life stories from the nurses of World War Two

Author: Barbara Mortimer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448184134

Category: History

Page: 336

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On 3 September 1939, the Prime Minister declared that Britain was at war with Nazi Germany. Thousands of young women, many of them barely out of school, were sent headlong into gruelling training regimes that would see them become wartime nurses. Sisters features over 150 previously unpublished stories from the archives of the Royal College of Nursing. The vivid, poignant and riveting stories capture these nurses' incredible bravery and touching friendships.

Sisters

Author: Claudine Gandolfi

Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.

ISBN: 1441302344

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

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What can be said of the bond that sisters share? It can be a closeness beyond compare, made of laughter and memory. Our shared rooms, borrowed clothes, mutual secrets, and even disagreements become threads of memory that weave our lives together. As sisters, we know that no matter what happens between us, we will always have each other. This little volume honors the joys and trials of sisterhood, bringing home its undeniable value in our lives.

Shakespeare's Sisters

Feminist Essays on Women Poets

Author: Sandra M. Gilbert,Susan Gubar

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253112583

Category: Poetry

Page: 337

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Sisters in the Struggle

African American Women in the Civil Rights-black Power Movement

Author: Bettye Collier-Thomas,V.P. Franklin

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814716038

Category: Political Science

Page: 363

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Tells the stories and documents the contributions of African American women involved in the struggle for racial and gender equality through the civil rights and black power movements in the United States.

We are Your Sisters

Black Women in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Dorothy Sterling

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393316292

Category: History

Page: 539

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Documents the trials and joys of nineteenth-century Black women and suggests new ways of perceiving Black women, their relations with others, and their attitudes toward family, work, and feminism

The Seven Sisters

Book One

Author: Lucinda Riley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147675991X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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The first book in a major new series from #1 internationally bestselling author Lucinda Riley, author of The Midnight Rose—hailed as “an extraordinary story [and] a complex, deeply engaging tale filled with fascinating characters” (Library Journal). Maia D’Apliese and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, “Atlantis”—a fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva—having been told that their beloved father, who adopted them all as babies, has died. Each sister is handed a tantalizing clue to her true heritage—a clue that takes Maia across the world to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Once there, she begins to put together the pieces of her story. Eighty years earlier in the Rio of the 1920s, Izabela Bonifacio’s father has aspirations for his daughter to marry into the aristocracy. Meanwhile, architect Heitor da Silva Costa is devising plans for an enormous statue, to be called Christ the Redeemer, and will soon travel to Paris to find the right sculptor to complete his vision. Izabela—passionate and longing to see the world—convinces her father to allow her to accompany him and his family to Europe before she is married. There, at Paul Landowski’s studio and in the heady, vibrant cafes of Montparnasse, she meets ambitious young sculptor Laurent Brouilly, and knows at once that her life will never be the same again. In this sweeping, epic tale of love and loss—the first in a unique, spellbinding new series—Lucinda Riley showcases her storytelling talents like never before.

Radical Sisters

Second-wave Feminism and Black Liberation in Washington

Author: Anne M. Valk

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252032985

Category: History

Page: 253

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How racial and class differences influenced the modern women's movement

Shame and Its Sisters

A Silvan Tomkins Reader

Author: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick,Adam Frank,Irving E. Alexander

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822316947

Category: Psychology

Page: 268

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The question of affect is central to critical theory, psychology, politics, and the entire range of the humanities; but no discipline, including psychoanalysis, has offered a theory of affect that would be rich enough to account for the delicacy and power, the evanescence and durability, the bodily rootedness and the cultural variability of human emotion. Silvan Tomkins (1911–1991) was one of the most radical and imaginative psychologists of the twentieth century. In Affect, Imagery, Consciousness, a four-volume work published over the last thirty years of his life, Tomkins developed an ambitious theory of affect steeped in cybernetics and systems theory as well as in psychoanalysis, ethology, and neuroscience. The implications of his conceptually daring and phenomenologically suggestive theory are only now—in the context of postmodernism—beginning to be understood. With Shame and Its Sisters, editors Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick and Adam Frank make available for the first time an engaging and accessible selection of Tomkins's work. Featuring intensive examination of several key affects, particularly shame and anger, this volume contains many of Tomkins's most haunting, diagnostically incisive, and theoretically challenging discussions. An introductory essay by the editors places Tomkins's work in the context of postwar information technologies and will prompt a reexamination of some of the underlying assumptions of recent critical work in cultural studies and other areas of the humanities. The text is also accompanied by a biographical sketch of Tomkins by noted psychologist Irving E. Alexander, Tomkins's longtime friend and collaborator.