Friday, February 01, 2019

Eight compelling books of sisterly friction

Lynda Cohen Loigman grew up in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. She received a B.A. in English and American Literature from Harvard College and a law degree from Columbia Law School. She wrote The Two-Family House while she was a student of the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College. The Two-Family House was chosen by Goodreads as the best book of the month for March 2016 and was a nominee for the Goodreads 2016 Choice Awards in Historical Fiction. Loigman’s new novel is The Wartime Sisters.

One of the author's eight more compelling books about sisters who don't get along, as shared at LitHub:
Mira T. Lee, Everything Here is Beautiful

True to its title, everything about this book is beautiful. Lee’s writing is magnificent—from her descriptions of love, family, and motherhood to her stunning portrayal of mental illness. It is the bond between sisters, however, that is the true gem of this story. Lee’s masterful prologue is the perfect introduction to capable Miranda, burdened from childhood by her role as family caretaker, and dreamy Lucia, the free-spirited and troubled younger sister. As Lucia’s mental state spirals downward, Lee challenges her readers with the most difficult of questions: How much does one sister ever owe another? Are family bonds a blessing or a curse? Can one sister find happiness when another is suffering?
Read about another entry on the list.

My Book, The Movie: Everything Here Is Beautiful.

--Marshal Zeringue