There’s no shortage of books about the intense dynamics between sisters. Rivalries, secrets, love and sacrifice make for great stories. Check out these Book Club Mom reviews of sister books. Can you add any to the list?
Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín – Eilis Lacey’s older sister Rose understands the small-town limits of Enniscorthy, Ireland. It may be too late for Rose, but Eilis has a chance for a better life in America.
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell – not just about slavery and the Civil War, GWTW is a classic story of how Scarlett O’Hara shamelessly manipulates her sisters and sister-in-law.
In the Woods by Tana French – three sisters compete for their parents’ attention. What happens when one turns up dead?
Miss Emily by Nuala O’Connor – biographical novel about Emily Dickinson, her sisters and Emily’s young Irish maid
Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones – story about a man with two families – two wives and two daughters. Written first from the voice of the “secret” daughter, Dana, and later by her unknowing half-sister, Chaurisse.
Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt – story about a family that is coping with AIDS and the strain between sisters when new relationships take over
The Time Between by Karen White – Are sisters “forever” or can secrets ruin everything? A story about two sets of sisters whose lives are divided by tragedy and broken dreams.
The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown – upbeat story about three sisters who struggle with difficult problems and face turning-points in their lives
We Hear the Dead by Dianne K. Salerni – a very readable and interesting recounting of Maggie, Kate and Leah Fox, three sisters who claimed to be able to communicate with the dead
Enjoyed immensely, before the blog:
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
This sister book is on my TBR shelf:
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
What are your favorite sister books?
Thanks for visiting – come back soon!