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Author : Selenis Leyva
Marizol Leyva
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2020-03-24
Page : 256
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1541762967
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A powerful memoir by two sisters about transitioning, family, and the path to self-realization. When Orange Is the New Black and Diary of a Future President star Selenis Leyva was young, her hardworking parents brought a new foster child into their warm, loving family in the Bronx. Selenis was immediately smitten; she doted on the baby, who in turn looked up to Selenis and followed her everywhere. The little boy became part of the family. But later, the siblings realized that the child was struggling with their identity. As Marizol transitioned and fought to define herself, Selenis and the family wanted to help, but didn't always have the language to describe what Marizol was going through or the knowledge to help her thrive. In My Sister, Selenis and Marizol narrate, in alternating chapters, their shared journey, challenges, and triumphs. They write honestly about the issues of violence, abuse, and discrimination that transgender people and women of color--and especially trans women of color--experience daily. And they are open about the messiness and confusion of fully realizing oneself and being properly affirmed by others, even those who love you. Profoundly moving and instructive, My Sister offers insight into the lives of two siblings learning to be their authentic selves. Ultimately, theirs is a story of hope, one that will resonate with and affirm those in the process of transitioning, watching a loved one transition, and anyone taking control of their gender or sexual identities.


Author : Lesley Simpson
Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
Release : 2012
Page : 32
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1582464278
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Mira's birthday wish comes true when her baby sister is born, but the little one spends her first eight days wailing, leaving the family at a loss for a name to announce at her simchat bat until Mira's song during the naming ceremony has an unexpected effect.


Author : Jodi Picoult
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2007-01-19
Page : 512
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 141654917X
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New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult is widely acclaimed for her keen insights into the hearts and minds of real people. Now she tells the emotionally riveting story of a family torn apart by conflicting needs and a passionate love that triumphs over human weakness. Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate -- a life and a role that she has never challenged...until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is. But unlike most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister -- and so Anna makes a decision that for most would be unthinkable, a decision that will tear her family apart and have perhaps fatal consequences for the sister she loves. My Sister's Keeper examines what it means to be a good parent, a good sister, a good person. Is it morally correct to do whatever it takes to save a child's life, even if that means infringing upon the rights of another? Is it worth trying to discover who you really are, if that quest makes you like yourself less? Should you follow your own heart, or let others lead you? Once again, in My Sister's Keeper, Jodi Picoult tackles a controversial real-life subject with grace, wisdom, and sensitivity.


Author : Oyinkan Braithwaite
Publisher : Anchor Books
Release : 2018
Page : 226
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0525564209
Description :


Slasher meets satire in this darkly comic novel set in Nigeria about a woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends.


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Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2019-02-07
Page : 30
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0008273588
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Featuring children’s own words and heart-warming pictures, this book is the perfect gift for a sister, or for children expecting a new sibling.


Author : Michelle Adams
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Release : 2017-10-03
Page : 384
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1250109108
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From debut author Michelle Adams comes a novel of psychological suspense, where a woman returns to her family's home to learn the truth and escape her sister's influence. If you knew my sister, you’d run too... First there was the Robert Kneel incident. Then what happened to Margot Wolfe. And now she’s found me again. Dr. Irini Harringford was given away by her parents just before her fourth birthday. Although she has spent her whole life trying to convince herself she doesn't need them, deep down Irini longs to understand why she was abandoned, while her parents kept her older sister, Elle. So when Elle gets in touch with news that their mother has died, Irini reluctantly agrees to return to the family home. But she is ill at ease. She and Elle are not close. Irini knows only too well what Elle is capable of. Inexplicably drawn to her enigmatic sister, yet terrified of the sway she holds, Irini tries to protect herself even as she is sucked back into her family's toxic web of secrets...and soon realizes that the past is more complicated than she imagined, and that her very future rests upon discovering the truth about why she was really given away.


Author : Jodi Picoult
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2009-05-19
Page : 448
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1439157383
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Conceived to provide a bone marrow match for her leukemia-stricken sister, teenage Kate begins to question her moral obligations in light of countless medical procedures and decides to fight for the right to make decisions about her own body.


Author : Nina Laurin
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Release : 2018-06-19
Page : 368
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1455569054
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A psychological suspense novel that is "a mind-bending ride. Just when you think you've discovered the truth, a new secret is revealed." (Wendy Walker, author of All Is Not Forgotten). "...currently wanted by the police. If you know anything about the suspect's whereabouts, please call..." I look up at the TV screen, and my twin brother's face is splashed across it, life-size. It's a shock that makes my breath catch. This is my brother as an adult, my brother who I last saw fifteen years ago after the fire that killed our parents, covered in soot, clutching a lighter in his hand, his knuckles stark white against the dirt and ash. Everyone always said he'd grow up to be a heartbreaker. But his face has gone gaunt instead. The stubble on his cheeks and chin is patchy, and his eyes look dull and dark. My first thought is that it's not him. Not my beautiful brother, the golden boy who everyone loved. Yet, deep down, I've always known this would eventually happen. What did you do this time, Eli? What the hell did you do?


Author : Rose Robbins
Publisher :
Release : 2020-04-14
Page : 32
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780802855428
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Author : Sinéad Moriarty
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2008-01-03
Page : 320
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0141905050
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In one of the many fantastic reviews for Sinéad Moriarty's fourth novel, In My Sister's Shoes, the reviewer praised Sinéad's ability to apply 'the light tender touch to dark, painful subjects'. It's a perfect description of how Sinéad tells the story of a younger sister stepping in to help out when her older sister is diagnosed with cancer. In a similar way to Marian Keyes, Sinéad manages to balance light and dark with wonderful finesse, warmth and humour. Kate O'Brien is thirty and has very little to think about except trying to keep her balance as she totters up London's media-land ladder. Fiona O'Brien is Kate's responsible older sister - with a husband, twin boys, a dog and now ... a life-changing problem. It's a problem that means Kate going back to Dublin. Pronto. There she finds herself stepping into Fiona's shoes - and discovering that she's definitely not cut out to be a domestic goddess. On top of that, the ex she thought she'd got over years ago turns up to haunt her. Will either of the O'Brien sisters survive? And even if they do, can either of them slip back into their old shoes ever again? Sinéad Moriarty's novels have sold over half a million copies in Ireland and the UK and she is a four times nominee for the popular fiction Irish Book Award. She has won over readers and critics telling stories that are funny, humane, moving and relevant to modern women. In My Sister's Shoes is Sinéad at her very best. Sinéad Moriarty lives with her family in Dublin. Her other titles are: The Baby Trail; A Perfect Match; From Here to Maternity; Keeping It In the Family (also titled Whose Life Is It Anyway?); Pieces of My Heart; Me and My Sisters and This Child of Mine.


Author : Roger Hargreaves
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2020-03-03
Page : 32
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0593095154
Description :


Tell your brother how much you love him in this sweet and fun book with the characters from Mr. Men Little Miss! Whether your brother's games and tickles make you happy or his silly tricks make you giggle, he's always there to make life more fun. Mr. Tickle, Happy, Mischief, and many more Mr. Men friends are here to show your brother how much you love him. The perfect book for your brother's birthday, a new baby brother or big brother, or for sharing any time you want to say, "I love you, too." Children can also add their own words about their brother at the end of the book to make it a special, personalized gift.


Author : Rachel Simon
Publisher : HMH
Release : 2013-03-05
Page : 304
Category : Family & Relationships
ISBN 13 : 9780547344843
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A “heartwarming, life-affirming” memoir of a relationship with an intellectually disabled sibling: “Read this book. It might just change your life” (Boston Herald). Beth is a spirited woman with an intellectual disability who lives intensely and often joyfully, and spends most of her days riding the buses in Pennsylvania. The drivers, a lively group, are her mentors; her fellow passengers, her community—though some display less patience or kindness than others. Her sister, Rachel, a teacher and writer, camouflages her emotional isolation by leading a hyperbusy life. But one day, Beth asks Rachel to accompany her on public transportation for an entire year—and Rachel accepts. This wise, funny, deeply affecting book is the chronicle of that remarkable time, as Rachel learns how to live in the moment, how to pay attention to what really matters, how to change, how to love—and how to slow down and enjoy the ride. Weaving in anecdotes and memories of terrifying maternal abandonment, fierce sisterly loyalty, and astonishing forgiveness, Rachel Simon brings to light a world that is almost invisible to many people, finds unlikely heroes in everyday life, and, without sentimentality, wrestles with her own limitations and portrays Beth as the endearing, feisty, independent person she is. “With tenderness and fury, heartbreak and acceptance . . . Simon comes to the inescapable conclusion that we are all riders on the bus, and on the bus we are all the same.” —Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean


Author : Ann M. Martin
Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
Release : 2011-09-27
Page : 240
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1466801670
Description :


Pearl's older sister Lexie is in eighth grade and has a boyfriend. Pearl's only boyfriend is the family's crabby cat, Bitey. Lexie is popular. Pearl is not, mostly because of the embarrassing Three Bad Things that happened in school and which no one has forgotten. Everything Pearl does seems to drive Lexie crazy. On top of that, their grandfather is moving into their family's apartment and taking over Pearl's room. How will these sisters share without driving one another crazy? Pearl is good at making lists of rules, but sometimes, life doesn't play by the rules!


Author : Oyinkan Braithwaite
Publisher :
Release : 2019-10
Page : 226
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781786495983
Description :


When Korede's dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, Ayoola, she knows what's expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel and a strong stomach. This'll be the third boyfriend Ayoola's dispatched in, quote, self-defence and the third mess that her lethal little sibling has left Korede to clear away. She should probably go to the police for the good of the menfolk of Nigeria, but she loves her sister and, as they say, family always comes first. Until, that is, Ayoola starts dating the fit doctor where Korede works as a nurse. Korede's long been in love with him, and isn't prepared to see him wind up with a knife in his back: but to save one would mean sacrificing the other.


Author : Bill Benners
Publisher : McBryde Publishing, LLC
Release : 2010-09-01
Page :
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0982994621
Description :


Ever since his younger sister Martha woke him early one Sunday morning holding a Rubic's Cube in the palm of her hand with all the colored squares in perfect alignment, in some backward way, twelve-year-old Richard Baimbridge became his sister's motivation. If she saw me give up on anything, regardless of how insignificant-forgetting a phone number, finding the right nut to fit a bolt, or fixing a broken toy-she'd go after it with fanaticism and would not give up until she'd figured it out.Being better than Richard challenged Martha and when she succeeded, it fulfilled her. Richard was proud of her, but not like their Dad. Their Dad loved it. It seemed the more Martha outdid Richard, the more he liked it. By the time Richard left home at eighteen, there was a gap between his father and him that an ocean couldn't fill.But when Martha is brutally attacked while investigating the rape and attempted murder of a thirteen-year old for the News & Observer, Richard Baimbridge moves back to his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina, to assist his family in caring for his sister and comes face to face with his tormented past and a dark family secret.Despised by his father and haunted by his past, he fights to stay above the flood of childhood trauma while longing to return to the life he'd built in New York City. But when the police exhaust all leads in his sister's case, wheelchair-bound Martha refuses to let her case die and, with Richard as her legs, insists on continuing the investigation herself, drawing Richard into the darker side of Wilmington - a place of greed, violence, and murder - where he, himself, becomes a primary murder suspect.


Author : Boris Leonidovich Pasternak
Bohdan Boĭchuk
Publisher : Exile Editions, Ltd.
Release : 1989
Page : 106
Category : English poetry
ISBN 13 : 9780920428931
Description :


"Boris Pasternak, the Nobel laureate and author of Doctor Zhivago, composed one of the world's great love poems in My Sister--Life. Written in the summer of 1917, the cycle of poems focuses on personal journeys and loves but is permeated by the tension and promise of the impending October Revolution"--Publisher.


Author : Mary Auld
Publisher : Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Release : 2004-01-04
Page : 24
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 9780836839289
Description :


Explains, in brief text and illustrations, the meaning of the term "sister" and describes the role of sisters within a family and their relationship with their siblings.


Author : Carolyne S. Green
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2012-02-28
Page : 96
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9781468553666
Description :


After experiencing this mystifying illness fi rst hand, the author hopes that there will be something in this book that will inspire other caregivers to not falter or loose hope when the situation looks bleak and they feel as though there is nowhere to go or no one to whom they can rely on for help; but to never give up because there is always help somewhere. Her fi rst book entitled Ten Years of Finding Peace was published in 1997.


Author : Ted Allan
Publisher : Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press
Release : 1976
Page : 77
Category : Drama
ISBN 13 :
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In a tight, dramatic, two-character, two-act play Ted Allan, one of Canada's best-known playwrights, challenges us to think again about love and guilt, about madness and normalcy. My Sister's Keeper was first produced at the 1976 Lennoxville Festival in Quebec. (an earlier version, entitled 'I've Seen You Cut Lemons, ' had been directed by Sean Connery at the Fortune Theatre in London in 1970.) It is a play about sensitivity and about victims; about what we do to each other and particularly about what society does to women; about what makes us able to love and what prevents us from allowing ourselves to love. One day 'schizophrenic' Sarah arrives--to stay--at the London flat of her successful, 'normal' brother. The ensuing confrontations lead us, when we can catch our breath, to ask just who it is that is insane, and why?


Author : Justine Larbalestier
Publisher : Soho Press
Release : 2016-11-15
Page : 352
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1616956755
Description :


"Beats The Silence of the Lambs for suspense—it's the kind of book that had me literally gasping aloud as it rattled to its incredible conclusion." —Cory Doctorow, New York Times bestselling author of Homeland What if the most terrifying person you know is your ten-year-old sister? Seventeen-year-old Aussie Che Taylor loves his younger sister, Rosa. But he’s also certain that she’s a psychopath—clinically, threateningly, dangerously. Recently Rosa has been making trouble, hurting things. Che is the only one who knows; he’s the only one his sister trusts. Rosa is smart, talented, pretty, and very good at hiding what she is and the manipulation she’s capable of. Their parents, whose business takes the family from place to place, brush off the warning signs as Rosa’s “acting out.” Now that they have moved again—from Bangkok to New York City—their new hometown provides far too many opportunities for Rosa to play her increasingly complex and disturbing games. Che’s always been Rosa’s rock, protecting her from the world. Now, the world might need protection from her.