Sunday, February 07, 2016

Five of the best books with unforgettable sisters

Lee Kelly is the author of A Criminal Magic and City of Savages. One of her five favorite books with unforgettable sisters, as shared at
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

It’s really hard to categorize (or even adequately explain) Atwood’s tale of two sisters that spans nearly a century of time and several genres, but suffice it to say this is one of the most powerful books about sisterhood I’ve ever read. The story opens with Iris recounting her sister Laura’s death, and then jumps to Laura’s posthumously published science fiction novel (entitled The Blind Assassin), then to an elderly Iris many years in the future, and then backward in time as Iris recalls her childhood with Laura. It’s a portrait of two remarkable sisters, cut into puzzle pieces—pieces that the reader must fit and put together—and the experience is breathtaking and rewarding all the way through.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue