Friday, August 12, 2016
NATIONAL SISTERS DAY
There are lots of holidays we may not know about, but one celebrated during the first week of August is worthy of our consideration. National Sisters Day is devoted to the “unique bond only sisters can understand.” So appreciate your sis and visit the Monrovia Public Library to read about sisters, both famous or not.
Linguistics expert Deborah Tannen studies conversations between sisters in You Were Always Mom’s Favorite, focusing on family roles and how siblings communicate. Fans of Jack Canfield’s series will enjoy Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul, a collection of inspirational stories about relationships during good and trying times.
Sisters are a prime theme in fiction, both classic and contemporary. Now is the time to re-read Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, one of literature’s greatest stories about sisters. Modern author Curtis Sittenfeld’s Sisterland probes the bonds of twins who share psychic abilities, but do not share the same approach to life.