It’s December 21, and the Yancey sisters have been called home. When the girls were young, holidays at their family farm meant a tinsel-garnished tree, the scent of simmering food, and laughter ringing through the house. But as the years unfolded, family bonds fractured, and the three sisters scattered and settled into separate lives. Until now. The Yancey sisters are coming to spend the holidays with their mother. They’re also coming to bury their father.
Claire, the youngest, a free spirit who journeyed to California, returns first. Then comes Julia, the eldest, a college professor with a teenage son of her own. And finally there’s Maya, the middle child, who works so hard to be the perfect mother and wife.
During the sisters’ week together, old conflicts surface, new secrets emerge, and the limits and definitions of family are tested. And as the longest night of the year slips by and brightening days beckon, the sisters will have to answer one question: When you’re a sister, aren’t you a sister forever?
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“Emotionally honest and psychologically astute, The Sister Season is ultimately an uplifting story about the pull of the past, the need for forgiveness, and the redemptive power of familial love.”—Liza Gyllenhaal, author of A Place for Us
“A powerful, honest look at….the strength inherent in the sisterly bond.”—Heidi Jon Schmidt, author of The Harbormaster’s Daughter
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“A compulsive read.”—Gail Giles, author of Right Behind You and What Happened to Cass McBride?
“Authentic and relevant…one to top the charts.”—Kirkus Reviews
“[This] book’s power—and its value—come from the honest portrayal of characters.”—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
“A nuanced novel….Brown creates multifaceted characters as well as realistic, insightful descriptions.”—Booklist