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Title:
Sisters : shared histories, lifelong ties
Author:
Fishel, Elizabeth.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley, Calif. : Conari Press, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
xiii, 287 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Originally published: New York : Morrow, 1979.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781573240925
Format :
Book

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The intense bond of sisters--sometimes best friends, sometimes rivals--is as important as the relationship between mother and daughter. Through interviews with more than 150 women, Fishel investigates this important family link, revealing intense competition, unwavering devotion, and profound ambivalence. Photos.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

The author of The Men in Our Lives examines the emotional, psychological dynamics between sisters. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

Fishel here explores the bonds between sisters, both by blood and the symbolic sisterhood of all women. She reveals the relationship with her own sister as well as those of many other sisters. Though LJ's reviewer found it less satisfying than Nancy Friday's My Mother/My Self, Sisters is still "a heartfelt attempt" (LJ 6/15/79). Conari is also releasing a paperback edition of Fishel's 1991 volume, I Swore I'd Never Do That (ISBN 0-943233-69-0). (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.