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Invisible Sisters

Handler, Jessica

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ISBN 10: 1586486489 / ISBN 13: 9781586486488
Published by PublicAffairs, 2009
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Title: Invisible Sisters

Publisher: PublicAffairs

Publication Date: 2009

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1st Edition.

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When Jessica Handler was eight years old, her younger sister Susie was diagnosed with leukemia. To any family, the diagnosis would have been upending, but to the Handlers, whose youngest daughter Sarah had been born with a rare congenital blood disorder, it was an unimaginable verdict. By the time Jessica Handler turned nine, she had begun to introduce herself as the well sibling;” and her family had begun to come apart.

Invisible Sisters is Handler’s powerfully told story of coming of age as the daughter of progressive Jewish parents who move south to participate in the social-justice movement of the 1960s; as a healthy sister living in the shadow of her siblings’ illness; and as a young woman struggling to step out of the shadow of her sisters’ deaths, to find and redefine herself anew. With keen-eyed sensitivity, Handler’s brave account explores family love and loss, and what it takes not just to survive, but to keep living.

About the Author:

Jessica Handler’s nonfiction has appeared in Brevity.com, More Magazine, Southern Arts Journal, and Ars Medica. An essay derived from Invisible Sisters was nominated for a 2008 Pushcart Prize, and her work has received Honorable Mention for the Penelope Niven Creative Nonfiction Prize. A teacher of creative writing, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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