Three sisters from Washington--a single careerist, a married mother, and a working-class woman with a dissolute husband--struggle with personal crises and unfaithful men, while both confiding in and keeping secrets from each other. 50,000 first printing. $60,000 ad/promo.
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Beverly, Charmaine, and Evelyn -- three sisters living in the same Maryland town outside Washington, D.C., each wishing her life were just a little different. Beverly is twenty-nine and single. She's a successful magazine editor who would love to be in love. The problem is, no man can meet her high standards. Charmaine longs to finish her degree, but meanwhile, she has to juggle a thankless job, a beautiful child, and an irresponsible husband she doesn't quite have the nerve to leave. Evelyn seems to have it made. She has a successful psychology practice and her husband is a partner in a prestigious law firm. But there's trouble in paradise, and Evelyn refuses to face the facts.
Warm and bittersweet, believable and real, SISTERS & LOVERS is a novel of family and love, heartache and hope, and above all, the triumph of sisterhood.
""Riveting . . . Lively . . . Hilarious . . . Three sisters who are remarkably different except in one respect: their men are driving them crazy." -- Mademoiselle
I was born in Washington, D.C., on New Year's Eve, 1952. A younger sister followed about twenty-two months later. I had a happy, normal childhood in every way. Although shy and quiet in my early years, I began to get a little rebellious in my teens -- but nothing far out of the ordinary.
"The only thing unusual about my life was that I was born with a hearing loss, inherited from my father's side of the family. From childhood through my twenties, it was a moderate loss, and I was able to attend public schools (where I took lip-reading lessons) and go on to college with few problems. In my mid-twenties the loss worsened and, by graduate school I needed a hearing aid. When I was in my thirties my hearing really deteriorated, and I took a job at Gallaudet University and began to learn sign language. I've never let it hold me back from doing the things I wanted to do. I just adapt and go on.
"I'm not sure when I first thought about being a writer. I've always had 'a way with words' and took a few stabs at writing a novel when I was in my twenties, but I never finished -- perhaps because I did not have enough life experience to bring it to a satisfactory conclusion at the time. I put it off and pursued other things -- a brief marriage, my career, traveling around the world, photography -- but the desire to write was always in the background, and although my career as an editor was progressing fairly well, I realized it wasn't what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. So I took another stab at writing.
"This second attempt resulted in Sisters and Lovers, which sold 105,000 hardcover and 325,000 paperback copies, and is being made into a television miniseries. Sisters and Lovers appeared on the bestseller lists of the Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly."
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New book. May have light shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # 160813040
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060171162