Friday, February 1, 2019

Eight top 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:
J. Courtney Sullivan, Saints for All Occasions

This book was one of my favorites from 2017. When the story opens, sisters Nora and Theresa Flynn have been estranged for decades. Nora is a widow with grown children and grandchildren, while Theresa has chosen to lead a cloistered life in a convent. When a tragic family loss forces the two to connect, their early history and memories are revealed. Readers learn about the difficult choices that bound the sisters together, and the painful secrets that drove them apart. Sullivan explores sisterhood at its best and its worst—the stunning sacrifices we make for those we love, and the catastrophic consequences that can sometimes result.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue