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  • Published: 1 January 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742747644
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

Brothers and Sisters

Intimate Portraits Of Sibling Relationships


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Sibling rivalry will never look the same again in this fascinating collection of true stories!

Sibling rivalry will never look the same again in this fascinating collection of true stories!

A woman who gave birth to a baby for her sister... brothers who fought each other in the Supreme Court over the family farm... two sisters who survived Auschwitz together, one convincing the other to choose life over death ... a famous actress and her not-so-famous-sister ... five loving siblings of whom four are adopted from different racial backgrounds ...

These are some of the brothers and sisters who illustrate the high high drama and low comedy of sibling relationships in revealing interviews with author Joan Sauers. The nature and causes of sibling rivalry as well as the sibling bond are explored in this fascinating collection of true stories. As unusual and as varied as they are, however, these relationships are also in many ways universal. Even the
experience of being an only child is illuminated.

Sauers also provides an opportunity for the reader to discover more about his or her own sibling relationships with a tear-out questionnaire.

Sometimes sad, often hysterically funny, Brothers and Sisters is a book for everyone, and especially for those who still have arguments about who was the favourite child.

  • Pub date: 1 January 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742747644
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the Author

Joan Sauers

Joan Sauers is the author of fourteen books, including Mothers & Daughters, Ageing Disgracefully and Sex Lives of Australian Women. She is a screenwriter, consultant and lecturer in screenwriting in Australia, Europe and Morocco, and lives in Sydney.

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