Sister to Sister includes essays and stories by:
Jesse Lee Kercheval
Lori Hope Norris
Letty Cottin Pogrebin
The relationship between sisters, ``both biological sisters and the larger cultural movement of feminism,'' is explored in two forms--fiction and nonfiction--in this anthology. The contributors, professional female writers, tell personal stories, analyze the significance of the sister journey and attempt to match the girls they were to the women they became, as one puts it. In the words of another (Letty Pogrebin), sister, though sweet, is also a ``slippery'' word. These essentially family stories contain elements of connectedness and separateness, pain, jealousy and, ultimately, understanding. The editor's stated intent, to pierce the silence surrounding sisters in our culture, is effected in these rich, often imaginatively rendered stories. Foster teaches writing at the University of Iowa.