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The Book of Sisters
  • Author : Olivia Meikle,Katie Nelson,Neon Squid
  • Publisher : Neon Squid
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9781684493227
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Queens. Warriors. Witches. Revolutionaries. History is full of sisters making their mark. Meet incredible women in this nonfiction book for kids, from Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret to tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams. Authors (and sisters!) Olivia Meikle and Katie Nelson have scoured history for jaw-dropping stories of amazing siblings, including: • Why Egyptian ruler Cleopatra went to war against her younger sister Arsinoë • How Native American sisters Maria and Marjorie Tallchief became America’s first star ballerinas • What made samurai sisters Nakano Takeko and Nakano Yuko take on an entire army Through the stories of the sisters, readers will go on a whirlwind tour of women’s history, from the courts of Imperial China to the French Revolution. And you’ll discover that stories about sisters aren’t anything new—they can be traced back to ancient tales, from Greek goddesses to Maya mythology.

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    The Sunshine Sisters
  • Author : Jane Green
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : 9780399583315
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : FICTION
  • The New York Times bestselling author of Falling presents a warm, wise, and wonderfully vivid novel about a mother who asks her three estranged daughters to come home to help her end her life. Ronni Sunshine left London for Hollywood to become a beautiful, charismatic star of the silver screen. But at home, she was a narcissistic, disinterested mother who alienated her three daughters. As soon as possible, tomboy Nell fled her mother's overbearing presence to work on a farm and find her own way in the world as a single mother. The target of her mother's criticism, Meredith never felt good enough, thin enough, pretty enough. Her life took her to London--and into the arms of a man whom she may not even love. And Lizzy, the youngest, more like Ronni than any of them, seemed to have it easy, using her drive and ambition to build a culinary career to rival her mother's fame, while her marriage crumbled around her. But now the Sunshine sisters are together again, called home by Ronni, who has learned that she has a serious disease and needs her daughters to fulfill her final wishes. And though Nell, Meredith, and Lizzy have never been close, their mother's illness draws them together to confront the old jealousies and secret fears that have threatened to tear these sisters apart. As they face the loss of their mother, they will discover if blood might be thicker than water after all...

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    Sisters: A Graphic Novel
  • Author : Raina Telgemeier
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780545540667
  • Reader Reviews : 85
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • 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.

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    The Seven Sisters
  • Author : Lucinda Riley
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9781476759906
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Gathering at their Lake Geneva estate when their adoptive father passes away, six sisters receive tantalizing clues about their true heritage, prompting Maia to journey to Rio de Janeiro to learn the story of her parents' forbidden love. By the best-selling author of The Orchid House.

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    The Sisters Club
  • Author : Megan McDonald
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 0763632511
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In Acton, Oregon, sisters Alex, Stevie, and Joey take turns telling about their lives, including their long line of actor ancestors, creative family dinners, toe marshmallows, swearing in Shakespeare, and the Sisters Club.

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    The Aguero Sisters
  • Author : Cristina García
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 331
  • ISBN : 9780345406514
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reina and Constancia Agüero are Cuban sisters who have been estranged for thirty years. Reina--tall, darkly beautiful, and magnetically sexual--still lives in her homeland. Once a devoted daughter of la revolución, she now basks in the glow of her many admiring suitors, believing only in what she can grasp with her five senses. The pale and very petite Constancia lives in the United States, a beauty expert who sees miracles and portents wherever she looks. After she and her husband retire to Miami, she becomes haunted by the memory of her parents and the unexplained death of her beloved mother so long ago. Told in the stirring voices of their parents, their daughters, and themselves, The Agüero Sisters tells a mesmerizing story about the power of myth to mask, transform, and finally, reveal the truth--as two women move toward an uncertain, long awaited reunion.

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    The Chanel Sisters
  • Author : Judithe Little
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781488076794
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A USA Today and Globe and Mail bestseller! A novel of survival, love, loss, triumph—and the sisters who changed fashion forever Antoinette and Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel know they’re destined for something better. Abandoned by their family at a young age, they’ve grown up under the guidance of nuns preparing them for simple lives as the wives of tradesmen or shopkeepers. At night, their secret stash of romantic novels and magazine cutouts beneath the floorboards are all they have to keep their dreams of the future alive. The walls of the convent can’t shield them forever, and when they’re finally of age, the Chanel sisters set out together with a fierce determination to prove themselves worthy to a society that has never accepted them. Their journey propels them out of poverty and to the stylish cafés of Moulins, the dazzling performance halls of Vichy—and to a small hat shop on the rue Cambon in Paris, where a boutique business takes hold and expands to the glamorous French resort towns. But the sisters’ lives are again thrown into turmoil when World War I breaks out, forcing them to make irrevocable choices, and they’ll have to gather the courage to fashion their own places in the world, even if apart from each other. “The Chanel Sisters explores with care the timeless need for belonging, purpose, and love, and the heart’s relentless pursuit of these despite daunting odds. Beautifully told to the last page.” —Susan Meissner, bestselling author of The Last Year of the War

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    Sorority Sisters
  • Author : Tajuana Butler
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780375757587
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for developing me into a beautiful and talented woman. Thank you for being my protector and my guide. And as I make my way along my journey, bless me with the wisdom to make intelligent choices. So begins Sorority Sisters by Tajuana "TJ" Butler, a dazzling new voice in African-American fiction. In this wonderful debut novel, five young women from diverse backgrounds pledge an African-American sorority and learn the true meaning of sisterhood. CAJEN is a naive freshman whose brief affair with Jason, the campus Romeo, has life-changing repercussions. With hardly a chance to cope with her new circumstances, she finds herself dealing with the stress of pledging while battling feelings of depression and guilt. TIARA grew up as the oldest of five children raised by a single mother in the projects of Gary, Indiana. Motivated by Rhonda, her mentor through the Big Sisters program, she has worked hard for everything she has achieved. Simply being in college is a victory for her. CHANCEY is brilliant, with a photographic memory that has allowed her to breeze through school. In fact, she skipped her freshman year entirely and entered college as a sophomore. She has always been made to feel like an outsider because of her intelligence, and the sorority represents an opportunity for her finally to fit in. STEPHANIE is the spoiled only child of a prominent, wealthy family from Savannah. She is used to getting the best and expects no less. But Stephanie is adopted and harbors a secret about her birth mother that she fears win cause others to think less of her. MALENA is ambitious, talented, and smart. She knows what she wants and is steadfast when it comes to achieving her goals. Her strength and resolve ultimately benefit the group as a whole. These five very different young women are thrust together and soon must learn to unite and draw upon one another's talents. During the course of their pledge process, they struggle to discover and define their futures, finding strength in the group and within themselves. In Sorority Sisters, Butler writes with sensitivity and authenticity about issues revolving around class, friendship, self-discovery, sexuality, and love. She has created characters who remain with you long after the last page has been turned. A gifted young storyteller, Tajuana "TJ" Butler has a voice we'll be hearing from for a long time.

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    Four Sisters, All Queens
  • Author : Sherry Jones
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN : 9781451633245
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : FICTION
  • Advised by their mother to place their family first in all things, medieval royal sisters Marguerite, Eleanor, Sanchia and Beatrice become influential queens who further their kingdoms' respective agendas and advance family power until the death of their father tears them apart. By the best-selling author of The Jewel of Medina. Original.

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    The Three Sisters
  • Author : Anton Pavlovich Chekhov,David Mamet
  • Publisher : Samuel French, Inc.
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN : 0573693196
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  • Genre : English drama
  • Drama / Characters: 9 male, 6 female Scenery 2 Interiors / 1 Exterior This poignant story of three provincial sisters who long with all their hearts to go to Moscow is classic theatre which has featured many of the world's great actresses and actors in the roles of Olga, Masha, Irina and Vershinin.

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    The Havener Sisters
  • Author : Ardeana Hamlin
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1939017858
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • The third installment of Hamlin s beloved Pink Chimneys-inspired historical fiction, set in nineteenth-century Maine."

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    Sisters
  • Author : David McPhail
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9780544668645
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • 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.

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    Gaither Sisters Trilogy Box Set
  • Author : Rita Williams-Garcia
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 864
  • ISBN : 0062889656
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • All three books in the Coretta Scott King Award-winning series by New York Times-bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia are now available in one beautiful, giftable box set! Each humorous, unforgettable story follows the Gaither sisters as they grow up during one of the most tumultuous eras in recent American history, the 1960s. Read the adventures of eleven-year-old Delphine and her younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern, as they visit their kin all over the rapidly changing nation—and as they discover that the bonds of family, and their own strength, run deeper than they ever knew possible. This box set includes One Crazy Summer, a Newbery Honor book, National Book Award finalist, and winner of the Scott O’Dell Award; P.S. Be Eleven; and Gone Crazy in Alabama, all of which will make the perfect addition to a young reader’s growing library. “A beloved middle grade series.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “Funny, wise, poignant, and thought-provoking.” —Horn Book (starred review) “The Gaither sisters are an irresistible trio. Williams-Garcia excels at conveying defining moments of American society from their point of view.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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    Sisters
  • Author : Daisy Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780593188972
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR “[A] skillfully crafted gothic mystery . . . Johnson pulls off a great feat in this book.” —Financial Times “It reminded me, in its general refusal to play nice, of early Ian McEwan.” —The New York Times Book Review “Johnson crafts an aching thriller about the dangers of loving too intensely.” —Time From a Booker Prize finalist and international literary star: a blazing portrait of one darkly riveting sibling relationship, from the inside out. “One of her generation’s most intriguing authors” (Entertainment Weekly), Daisy Johnson is the youngest writer to have been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Now she returns with Sisters, a haunting story about two sisters caught in a powerful emotional web and wrestling to understand where one ends and the other begins. Born just ten months apart, July and September are thick as thieves, never needing anyone but each other. Now, following a case of school bullying, the teens have moved away with their single mother to a long-abandoned family home near the shore. In their new, isolated life, July finds that the deep bond she has always shared with September is shifting in ways she cannot entirely understand. A creeping sense of dread and unease descends inside the house. Meanwhile, outside, the sisters push boundaries of behavior—until a series of shocking encounters tests the limits of their shared experience, and forces shocking revelations about the girls’ past and future. Written with radically inventive language and imagery by an author whose work has been described as “entrancing” (The New Yorker), “a force of nature” (The New York Times Book Review), and “weird and wild and wonderfully unsettling” (Celeste Ng), Sisters is a one-two punch of wild fury and heartache—a taut, powerful, and deeply moving account of sibling love and what happens when two sisters must face each other’s darkest impulses.

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    Between Sisters
  • Author : Kristin Hannah
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780345464248
  • Reader Reviews : 27
  • Genre : Fiction
  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Bestselling author [Kristin] Hannah [brings] snap and a lot of warmth to a familiar lesson: that contentment comes from accepting each other’s flaws.”—People Years ago, Meghann Dontess made a terrible choice that cost her everything, including the love of her sister, Claire. Now, Meghann is a highly successful 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 strong-willed older sister. Reunited after more than two decades apart, these two women who believe they have nothing in common will try to become what they never were: a family. Tender, funny, bittersweet, and moving, Between Sisters skillfully explores the profound joys and sorrows shared by sisters, the mistakes made in the name of love, and the promise of redemption—all beautifully told by acclaimed author Kristin Hannah. “Enormously entertaining . . . Hannah has a nice ear for dialogue and a knack for getting the reader inside the characters’ heads.”—The Seattle Times “Hannah writes of love with compassion and conviction.”—Luanne Rice

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    Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters
  • Author : Lesley M. M. Blume
  • Publisher : Yearling Books
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 9780440421108
  • Reader Reviews : 20
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Cornelia, eleven-years-old and lonely, learns about language and life from an elderly new neighbor who has many stories to share about the fabulous adventures she and her sisters had while traveling around the world. Reprint.

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    Sisters and Brothers
  • Author : Judy Dunn
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 0674809807
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Examines the factors influencing the development of sibling relationships and offers advice for parents on how to ease the tension between siblings

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    The Sister Book
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9780316265218
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Bestselling and beloved creator Todd Parr brings his trademark wit and wisdom to this celebration of all different kinds of sisters! Some sisters are big. Some sisters are little. Some sisters want to be scientists. Some sister want to be mermaids. All sisters are a special part of your family! Following up on his family classics The Mommy Book, The Daddy Book, The Grandma Book, and The Grandpa Book, Todd Parr turns to siblings! With his trademark childlike art, Todd celebrates all different kinds of sisters. Whether they are older or younger, enjoy helping in the kitchen or the garage, live with you or live far away, sisters are always a special part of your family. This sibling celebration is perfect for sisters of all ages, and for older girls and boys who are expecting a new little one.

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    The Sisters Grimm: The Unusual Suspects - #2
  • Author : Michael Buckley
  • Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 0810959267
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Ferryport Landing is having a monster problem, and the sisters Grimm try to solve it.

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    Voice Lessons
  • Author : Cara Mentzel
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781250105257
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Voice Lessons is the story of one younger sister growing up in the shadow of a larger-than-life older sister—looking up to her, wondering how they were alike and how they were different and, ultimately, learning how to live her own life and speak in her own voice on her own terms. As Cara Mentzel, studied, explored, married, gave birth (twice) and eventually became an elementary school teacher, she watched her sister, Idina Menzel, from the wings and gives readers a front row seat to opening night of Rent and Wicked, a seat at the Tonys, and a place on the red carpet when her sister taught millions more, as the voice of Queen Elsa in the animated musical Frozen, to “Let It Go.” Voice Lessons is the story of sisters—sisters with pig tails, sisters with boyfriends and broken hearts, sisters as mothers and aunts, sisters as teachers and ice-queens, sisters as allies and confidantes. As Cara puts it, “My big sister is Tony-Award-Winning, Gravity-Defying, Let-It-Go-Singing Idina Menzel who has received top billing on Broadway marquees, who has performed for Barbra Streisand and President Obama, at the Super Bowl and at the Academy Awards. The world knows her as 'Idina Menzel', but I call her 'Dee'.” Voice Lessons is their story.

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    Secrets Between Sisters
  • Author : Kate Thompson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780007329021
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Home is where the heart is...

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    The Chicken Sisters
  • Author : KJ Dell'Antonia
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780593085158
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK "A charming, hilarious, feel-good story about the kind of bonds & rivalries only sisters can share. Also, a great present for your sister for the holidays!!"--Reese Witherspoon Three generations. Two chicken shacks. One recipe for disaster. In tiny Merinac, Kansas, Chicken Mimi's and Chicken Frannie's have spent a century vying to serve up the best fried chicken in the state--and the legendary feud between their respective owners, the Moores and the Pogociellos, has lasted just as long. No one feels the impact more than thirty-five-year-old widow Amanda Moore, who grew up working for her mom at Mimi's before scandalously marrying Frank Pogociello and changing sides to work at Frannie's. Tired of being caught in the middle, Amanda sends an SOS to Food Wars, the reality TV restaurant competition that promises $100,000 to the winner. But in doing so, she launches both families out of the frying pan and directly into the fire. . . The last thing Brooklyn-based organizational guru Mae Moore, Amanda's sister, wants is to go home to Kansas. But when her career implodes, helping the fading Mimi's look good on Food Wars becomes Mae's best chance to reclaim the limelight--even if doing so pits her against Amanda and Frannie's. Yet when family secrets become public knowledge, the sisters must choose: Will they fight with each other, or for their heritage?

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    Friends and Sisters
  • Author : Lucy Stone,Antoinette Louisa Brown Blackwell
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 0252013964
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Cover title: Friends & sisters.

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    Sisters on the Fly
  • Author : Irene Rawlings
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 0740791311
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Photography
  • Meet the 1,000+ members of Sisters on the Fly, a group of women who buy, restore, and decorate vintage trailers, then travel around the country fishing, playing cards, cooking good food outdoors, drinking wine, and telling tall tales around the campfire. Part decorating book, part travelogue, camping guide, cookbook, fly fishing manual, and part memoir, the book contains practical information about reclaiming trailers as well as wonderful lifestyle anecdotes about the Sisters’ road trips. The Sisters on the Fly know they're having more fun than anyone! Now you're invited to join them on their cross-country road trips as author Irene Rawlings takes you inside the Sisters' decorated vintage trailers. Each trailer reflects its owner's personality, and the Sisters share their individual stories behind their loving restorations--and a few of the wilder outdoor adventures they've experienced along the way. The Sisters also share tips for buying and restoring vintage trailers because they know that once you see all the fun they're having fly-fishing, riding horses, camping, eating, laughing, and loving, you just might want to join their cowgirl caravan when it heads out for the next adventure. Sisters on the Fly will inspire readers with charming and witty anecdotes from the Sisters as they experience the open road and some of the most beautiful places in the country. It is organized around fishing, food, friendship, love, and loss. And, of course, around beautiful vintage trailers that have been lovingly transformed from "trashed to treasured." The book features dozens of engaging stories about the incredible women who buy and restore these trailers, as well as sidebars loaded with both practical and whimsical information for anyone who is ready to find her own trailer and join the caravan.

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    Little Women
  • Author : Dani Jones
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 1544201516
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • THE MARCH SISTERS is a graphic novel interpretation of the classic novel LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa May Alcott. It introduces the four sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, and the struggles they face in Civil War-era New England.

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    Beyond the Call
  • Author : Sister Thomas Joseph McGoldrick
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9781514400111
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : History
  • This is the incredible story about the role of a particular group of religious women who came to Florida and Georgia immediately following the Civil War. This book relates the story of the Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine, FL. These French Sisters came in 1866 to educate the liberated slaves. Floridas first Bishop, Augustin Verot invited them from the City of Le Puy in south central France where the Congregation had been founded in 1650. The central piece of the story is about the first eight Sisters and those who followed them in establishing free schools, academies, the founding of orphanages, nursing during yellow fever epidemics (1877, 1888), teaching in Public Schools, Americanization of the Congregation, dynamics in dealing with Bishops in America, separation and excommunication, teaching the Apache Indians, their arrest in 1916 for teaching Black students. There are many letters written by the French Sisters to their comrades and family members in France in the late 1800s giving the real story and the local color of the experiences.

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    Sunflower Sisters
  • Author : Martha Hall Kelly
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9781524796419
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Martha Hall Kelly’s million-copy bestseller Lilac Girls introduced readers to Caroline Ferriday. Now, in Sunflower Sisters, Kelly tells the story of Ferriday’s ancestor Georgeanna Woolsey, a Union nurse during the Civil War whose calling leads her to cross paths with Jemma, a young enslaved girl who is sold off and conscripted into the army, and Anne-May Wilson, a Southern plantation mistress whose husband enlists. “An exquisite tapestry of women determined to defy the molds the world has for them.”—Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours Georgeanna “Georgey” Woolsey isn’t meant for the world of lavish parties and the demure attitudes of women of her stature. So when war ignites the nation, Georgey follows her passion for nursing during a time when doctors considered women on the battlefront a bother. In proving them wrong, she and her sister Eliza venture from New York to Washington, D.C., to Gettysburg and witness the unparalleled horrors of slavery as they become involved in the war effort. In the South, Jemma is enslaved on the Peeler Plantation in Maryland, where she lives with her mother and father. Her sister, Patience, is enslaved on the plantation next door, and both live in fear of LeBaron, an abusive overseer who tracks their every move. When Jemma is sold by the cruel plantation mistress Anne-May at the same time the Union army comes through, she sees a chance to finally escape—but only by abandoning the family she loves. Anne-May is left behind to run Peeler Plantation when her husband joins the Union army and her cherished brother enlists with the Confederates. In charge of the household, she uses the opportunity to follow her own ambitions and is drawn into a secret Southern network of spies, finally exposing herself to the fate she deserves. Inspired by true accounts, Sunflower Sisters provides a vivid, detailed look at the Civil War experience, from the barbaric and inhumane plantations, to a war-torn New York City, to the horrors of the battlefield. It’s a sweeping story of women caught in a country on the brink of collapse, in a society grappling with nationalism and unthinkable racial cruelty, a story still so relevant today.

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    Fearless Girls Wise Women and Beloved Sisters
  • Author : Kathleen Ragan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN : 0393320464
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Retells more than a hundred folktales form Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East that feature active heroines of all types.

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    The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets
  • Author : Molly Fader
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781488036606
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “The talented Molly Fader will keep you turning the pages right down to the oh-so-satisfying final twist.” —Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author What drove their family apart just might bring them back together… It’s been seventeen years since the tragic summer the McAvoy sisters fell apart. Lindy, the wild one, left home, carved out a new life in the city and never looked back. Delia, the sister who stayed, became a mother herself, raising her daughters and running the family shop in their small Ohio hometown on the shores of Lake Erie. But now, with their mother’s ailing health and a rebellious teenager to rein in, Delia has no choice but to welcome Lindy home. As the two sisters try to put their family back in order, they finally have the chance to reclaim what’s been lost over the years: for Delia, professional dreams and a happy marriage, and for Lindy, a sense of home and an old flame—and best of all, each other. But when one turbulent night leads to a shocking revelation, the women must face the past they’ve avoided for a decade. And there’s nothing like an old secret to bring the McAvoy women back together and stronger than ever. With warm affection and wry wit, Molly Fader’s The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets is about the ties that bind family and the power of secrets to hold us back or set us free.

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    Pioneer German Sisters
  • Author : Inga Jablonsky
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN : 9780557029990
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Dominican sisters
  • This history proposes a true account, in word and photography, of religious women pioneers in the Pacific Northwest, with special attention given to their work with Native Americans. It will also portray individual women living with their families in Nazi Germany, their leaving for the New World, and the ravages and horrors that were inflicted by the Hitler Regime and during war times on everybody they left behind.

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    Sisters and the English Household
  • Author : Anne D. Wallace
  • Publisher : Anthem Press
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN : 9781783088478
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Sisters and the English Household revalues unmarried adult sisters in nineteenthcentury English literature as positive figures of legal and economic autonomy representing productive labor in the domestic space. As a crucial site of contested values, the adult unmarried sister carries the discursive weight of sustained public debates about ideals of domesticity in nineteenth-century England. Engaging scholarly histories of the family, and providing a detailed account of the 70-year Marriage with a Deceased Wife’s Sister controversy, Anne Wallace traces an alternative domesticity anchored by adult sibling relations through Dorothy Wordsworth’s journals; William Wordsworth’s poetry; Mary Lamb’s essay “On Needle-Work”; and novels by Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, Charles Dickens, Dinah Mulock Craik and George Eliot. Recognizing adult sibling relationships, and the figure of the adult unmarried sibling in the household, as primary and generative rather than contingent and dependent, and recognizing material economy and law as fundamental sources of sibling identity, Sisters and the English Household resets the conditions for literary critical discussions of sibling relations in nineteenth-century England.

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    The Transformation of American Catholic Sisters
  • Author : Lora Ann Quiñonez,Mary Daniel Turner
  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 0877228655
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Religion
  • "This is a book about change and about people changing. It is a book abaout women, American Catholic sisters, in passage. It tells of the radical transformation that has been underway among sisters for the past four decades, redefining their identities and their way of life." [Preface].

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    Hurricane Sisters
  • Author : Joan C. Harris
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN : 147595297X
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • There are three ways to tell if a Low Country lady is a hurricane sister: if she has a hurricane tracking map, an ax in the attic, and a hell or high water box in her possession. In September of 1959, Hurricane Gracie barreled down on Beaufort, South Carolina, with enough violence to change the lives of the Low Country ladies forever. With a hurricane forecast to arrive any minute, Mrs. Forester fi nds it hard not to worry. As she nervously scans the gray skies, rain spatters on her window. A few hours later, she and her family cower in bed as debris shatters windows. But Mrs. Forrester is not the only one who frantically searches the skies every time a hurricane is forecast. Prudence Seabrook is just a girl in 1964 when she first considers death. As thunder shakes her house, she clings to her sister, hoping no evil will pass. This time she goes unscathed, for all the hurricane sisters know that only years ending in 9 portend disaster. This charming collection of short stories highlights an eclectic group of characters that prove that Low Country ladies of a certain age have every reason to scan the skies from June to Novemberwaiting, watching, and wondering.

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    Highland Sisters
  • Author : Anne Douglas
  • Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN : 9781780109275
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • When Lorne Malcolm runs away on her wedding day, her sister Rosa?s life is turned upside down. 1910. It's the morning of beautiful eighteen-year-old Lorne Malcolm's wedding to handsome Daniel MacNeil, but when her older sister Rosa returns from a trip to the flower shop, Lorne has disappeared. A shocked Rosa, her father, Greg, and Daniel must come to terms with the fact that Lorne has run off to Ireland with wealthy landowner's son, Rory Thain. Jilted on his wedding day, a devastated Daniel turns to Rosa for comfort. Despite her initial misgivings, Rosa's feelings for Daniel grow and the pair are soon married. But have Daniel's feelings for Lorne really gone away? Can the newly married couple put the past behind them? Rosa may seem to be embarking on a bright new future, but she will have to deal with tragedy and heartbreak on her own road to happiness.

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    Ghosts: a Graphic Novel
  • Author : Raina Telgemeier
  • Publisher : Scholastic Incorporated
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1338801902
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  • Genre : Books
  • From Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, Drama, and Sisters! Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn't happy about leaving her friends for Bahía de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbor lets them in on a secret: There are ghosts in Bahía de la Luna. Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat wants nothing to do with them. As the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones approaches, Cat must figure out how to put aside her fears for her sister's sake -- and her own. Raina Telgemeier has masterfully created a moving and insightful story about the power of family and friendship, and how it gives us the courage to do what we never thought possible.

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    Sister Augustine, superior of the Sisters of charity at the St. Johannis hospital at Bonn, tr. from [Erinnerungen an Amalie von Lasaulx].
  • Author : Amalie von Lasaulx
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : OXFORD:600023547
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  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book Sister Augustine, superior of the Sisters of charity at the St. Johannis hospital at Bonn, tr. from [Erinnerungen an Amalie von Lasaulx].

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    Sisters of Holmes County
  • Author : Wanda E. Brunstetter
  • Publisher : Barbour Publishing
  • Pages : 896
  • ISBN : 9781643522258
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Faith Is on Trial in an Ohio Amish Community Into a quiet Ohio Amish community a mysterious threat has risen up against one family. The three Hostettler sisters are reaching womanhood at this crucial time. Can they find a path to faith, hope, and love that is not laden with fear? A Sister’s Secret Grace, the oldest sister, has put her rumschpringe (running around years) behind her and has returned to her family, joined the Amish church, and begun a new life. But will she ever confess—even to her fiancé—the secrets that torment her day and night? A Sister’s Test Ruth, the second oldest sister in the Hostettler family, has one burning desire—to marry and fill her home with children. Life seems to be falling into place until tragedy steals her hope. Can she find the strength and love on which to build new dreams? A Sister’s Hope Martha Hostettler, the youngest sister, is concerned about the continuous attacks being made on her Amish family. When the one she loves appears to have the motive and opportunity, she decides to play detective and clear his name. What will the search for truth cost her? Enjoy a heartfelt look into the lives of an unshakable Amish family from New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter.

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    Miss Kopp Investigates
  • Author : Amy Stewart
  • Publisher : Kopp Sisters Novel
  • Pages : 307
  • ISBN : 9780358093091
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Life after the war takes an unexpected turn for the Kopp sisters, but soon enough, they are putting their unique detective skills to use in new and daring ways. Winter 1919: Norma is summoned home from France, Constance is called back from Washington, and Fleurette puts her own plans on hold as the sisters rally around their recently widowed sister-in-law and her children. How are four women going to support themselves? A chance encounter offers Fleurette a solution: clandestine legal work for a former colleague of Constance's. She becomes a "professional co-respondent," posing as the "other woman" in divorce cases so that photographs can be entered as evidence to procure a divorce. While her late-night assignments are both exciting and lucrative, they put her on a collision course with her own family, who would never approve of such disreputable work. One client's suspicious behavior leads Fleurette to uncover a much larger crime, putting her in the unlikely position of amateur detective. In Miss Kopp Investigates, Amy Stewart once again brilliantly captures the women of this era--their ambitions for the future as well as the ties that bind--at the start of a promising new decade.

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    The Twin Sisters, Or, The Advantages of Religion
  • Author : Elizabeth Sandham
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : BL:A0022020537
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  • Genre : Aunts
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    Sisters of the Extreme
  • Author : Cynthia Palmer,Michael Horowitz
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 9781594775314
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • • An anthology of writings by some of the most influential women in history on the often misunderstood and misrepresented female drug experience. • With great honesty, bravery, and frankness, women from diverse backgrounds write about their drug experiences. Women have been experimenting with drugs since prehistoric times, and yet published accounts of their views on the drug experience have been relegated to either antiseptic sociological studies or sensationalized stories splashed across the tabloids. The media has given us an enduring, but inaccurate, stereotype of a female drug user: passive, addicted, exploited, degraded, promiscuous. But the selections in this anthology--penned by such famous names as Billie Holiday, Anais Nin, Maya Angelou, and Carrie Fisher--show us that the real experiences of women are anything but stereotypical. Sisters of the Extreme provides us with writings by women from diverse occupations and backgrounds, from prostitute to physician, who through their use of drugs dared cross the boundaries set by society--often doing so with the hope of expanding themselves and their vision of the world. Whether with LSD, peyote, cocaine, heroine, MDMA, or marijuana, these women have sought to reach, through their experimentation, other levels of consciousness. Sometimes their quests have brought unexpected rewards, other times great suffering and misfortune. But wherever their trips have left them, these women have lived courageously--if sometimes dangerously--and written about their journeys eloquently.