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The Sisters Brothers

Author : Patrick deWitt
ISBN : 9781847083722
Genre : Fiction
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Now a major film starring Jaoquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly, Jake Gyllenhal and Riz Ahmed. Shortlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize, deWitt's dazzlingly original second novel is a darkly funny, offbeat western about a reluctant assassin and his murderous brother. Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. Across 1000 miles of Oregon desert his assassins, the notorious Eli and Charlies Sisters, ride - fighting, shooting, and drinking their way to Sacramento. But their prey isn't an easy mark, the road is long and bloody, and somewhere along the path Eli begins to question what he does for a living - and whom he does it for. The Sisters Brothers pays homage to the classic Western, transforming it into an unforgettable ribald tour de force. Filled with a remarkable cast of losers, cheaters, and ne'er-do-wells from all stripes of life-and told by a complex and compelling narrator, it is a violent, lustful odyssey through the underworld of the 1850s frontier that beautifully captures the humor, melancholy, and grit of the Old West and two brothers bound by blood, violence, and love.
Category: Fiction

Tales From The Brothers Grimm And The Sisters Weird

Author : Vivian Vande Velde
ISBN : 015205572X
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Presents thirteen twisted versions of such familiar fairy tales as "Red Riding Hood," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Hansel and Gretel," and "The Three Billy Goats Gruff."
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Role Of Sisters In Women S Development

Author : Sue A. Kuba Professor of Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology
ISBN : 9780199857722
Genre : Psychology
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Psychological theory has traditionally overlooked or minimized the role of siblings in development, focusing instead on parent-child attachment relationships. The importance of sisters has been even more marginalized. Sue A. Kuba explores this omission in The Role of Sisters in Women's Development, seeking to broaden and enrich current understanding of the psychology of women. This unique work is distinguished by Kuba's phenomenological method of research, rooted in a single prompt: "Tell me about your relationship with your sister." Rich in detail, the responses (many of which are reproduced at length within the book) provide a complex picture of sister relationships across the lifespan. Integrating these stories with current literature about gender and family composition for sisters of difference (disabled and lesbian sisters) and ethnic sisters, this book provides useful recommendations for therapeutic understanding of the significance of sisters in everyday life, integrating diverse perspectives in order to address the ways clinicians can enhance psychological work with women clients. A valuable contribution to the field of mental health, The Role of Sisters in Women's Development is highly recommended for therapists who wish to broaden their inquiry into the sister connection, as well as anyone who wants to further understand the importance of sisterhood.
Category: Psychology

No Friend Like A Sister

Author : Jenny Neale
ISBN : 0864734700
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This feminist exploration of sister relationships seeks to discover what sets sisterhood apart from friendships and from relationships with other family members. Investigating the role of sisters as one of support and obligation in traditional family models, this book reveals the complexities of sisterhood that have long been simplified by traditional commentators. Discussions and interviews offer a rich and often moving resource of information, experience, and opinion, and help to provide valuable insights into the unique relationship between sisters.
Category: Family & Relationships

Cultural Alternatives And A Feminist Anthropology

Author : Frederick Errington
ISBN : 0521375916
Genre : Social Science
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The Chambri of Papua New Guinea are well known as being the "Tchambuli" of Margaret Mead's influential work, Sex and Temperament, in which she described them as people among whom, in contrast to Western society, women dominated over men. In this book, the authors analyze Mead's data and present original material to reveal that Mead misinterpreted the Chambri situation. In fact, Chambri women neither dominate men, nor vice versa. They use this reformulated interpretation to discuss the relevance of the Chambri case for the understanding of gender relations in Western society today, showing that male dominance is not inevitable. At the same time, they use their knowledge of cultural alternatives to clarify Western feminist objectives.
Category: Social Science

Sisters And Brothers All These Years

Author : Lillian S. Hawthorne
ISBN : 1889242195
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Heartfelt look at the dynamics of one's lifelong sibling relationships, with special focus on the meaning of those relationships in later years.
Category: Family & Relationships

My Beloved Brothers And Sisters

Author : Reidar Aasgaard
ISBN : UVA:X004795836
Genre : Religion
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In his letters, the apostle Paul commonly refers to his fellow believers as adelfoi, as his brothers and sisters. Here, Reidar Aasgaard offers the first in-depth, and by far the most profound, analysis of this sibling vocabulary in the Pauline epistles.
Category: Religion

Two Little Indians And The Sister Made Three

Author : Mary Frances Williams
ISBN : 9781469107929
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Sisters Weiss

Author : Naomi Ragen
ISBN : 9781429957793
Genre : Fiction
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In 1950's Brooklyn, sisters Rose and Pearl Weiss grow up in a loving but strict ultra-Orthodox family, never dreaming of defying their parents or their community's unbending and intrusive demands. Then, a chance meeting with a young French immigrant turns Rose's world upside down, its once bearable strictures suddenly tightening like a noose around her neck. In rebellion, she begins to live a secret life – a life that shocks her parents when it is discovered. With nowhere else to turn, and an overwhelming desire to be reconciled with those she loves, Rose tries to bow to her parents' demands that she agree to an arranged marriage. But pushed to the edge, she commits an act so unforgivable, it will exile her forever from her innocent young sister, her family, and all she has ever known. Forty years later, pious Pearl's sheltered young daughter Rivka suddenly discovers the ugly truth about her Aunt Rose, the outcast, who has moved on to become a renowned photographer. Inspired, but nave and reckless, Rivka sets off on a dangerous adventure that will stir up the ghosts of the past, and alter the future in unimaginable ways for all involved. Powerful, page-turning and deeply moving, Naomi Ragen's The Sisters Weiss is an unforgettable examination of loyalty and betrayal; the differences that can tear a family apart and the invisible bonds that tie them together.
Category: Fiction