BOOK REVEALS HOW SISTERS NAVIGATE THE MOST COMPLEX BOND OF ALL — SISTERHOOD

Sisters who steal their sister’s husband — Lesbian sisters — Sisters who surrogate mother their sister’s child — Sisters who have not seen each other in 30 years.

In SISTERS: DEVOTED OR DIVIDED, Susan Shapiro Barash explores the truth about sisters:

l. For devoted sisters, what is the strongest bond? For divided sisters, what is the most profound problem? Are there bonds between step- sisters?

2. If two is company and three a crowd — in a multiple sister family is there always an odd sister out?

3. You write about famous sisters — who were the most devoted/divided?

4. Woman describe each other as “sister”. Is the relationship between close female friends truly similar to that which real sisters share?

5. Do certain racial and ethnic groups promote closer relationships between sisters?