The Sister SeasonBook - 2013
It's December 21, and the Yancey sisters have been called home. When the girls were young, holidays at their family farm meant a tinsel-garnished tree, the scent of simmering food, and laughter ringing through the house. But as the years unfolded, family bonds fractured, and the three sisters scattered and settled into separate lives. Until now. The Yancey sisters are coming to spend the holidays with their mother. They're also coming to bury their father.
Claire, the youngest, a free spirit who journeyed to California, returns first. Then comes Julia, the eldest, a college professor with a teenage son of her own. And finally there's Maya, the middle child, who works so hard to be the perfect mother and wife.
During the sisters' week together, old conflicts surface, new secrets emerge, and the limits and definitions of family are tested. And as the longest night of the year slips by and brightening days beckon, the sisters will have to answer one question: When you're a sister, aren't you a sister forever?
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From Library Staff
PerthEastLibrary Jan 17, 2019
Recent read by our Caught Read-Handed Book Club. Although this story takes place during the Christmas season, definitely not an uplifting read. Three estranged sisters travel home to rural Missouri to attend their father's funeral. As the story unfolds we realize how dysfunctional the sisters'... Read More »