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Sisters Mass Market Paperback – December 1, 1981
Four girls on a trip to Paris suddenly find themselves in a high-stakes game of Truth or Dare that spirals out of control. Learn More
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"Sisters" made its debut when Mrs. Cheney was an unknown scribbler, though her words undoubtedly inspired the life choices of her daughter Mary. It is shameful that partisan political pressure upon Lynne's publishing house, as well as her current status as Second Womyn of the United States, keeps this moist, glistening gem from being reissued. Readers across America would find "Sisters" a fine excuse for self-abuse if only this exquisite paean to Sapphic love, as well as to prophylactic-clad heterosexual bonking in the Wild West, became widely available once again! Forty-four bidders attempted to buy a yellowing copy from eBay, yet only one succeeded, at a price beyond rubies.
The female wankers of America need this book. Bring it back.
EDIT: I recently found a copy of the book through back channels. If you wish to read it, being posted on the web in an act of freedom of information, go to [...].
Heavens! For many of us, what Mrs. Cheney considers sub-par work comprises ripping-good entertainment. And how are we to decide whether "Sisters" is her "best work" if virtually no copies exist--and those that do exist cost hundreds of dollars? Her attorney felt that if a need existed for "Sisters," that the nation's rare-book dealers would satisfy that need.
Well, only if the reader has a great deal of money, as well as the persistence to seek out the few copies on the free market.
To rephrase a current-day expression, some sisters are not only doing it for themselves, they are doing for others. Mrs. Biscuitbarrel owns one of the yellowing vintage copies of "Sisters," and so she lovingly hand-typed all twenty-three action-packed chapters into blog format, available free of charge at [...] Read the book, and then come back here and post a review!
Incest, cattle rustling, lynching, the chaste female-female love that dares not speak its name, dognapping, running away from a convent school to join the circus, the New York-Washington publishing scene, women's suffrage, a runaway mother, the mysterious death of a sister, circus freak shows, troubled nieces, a hunky widowed Scottish brother-in-law (rrrrufffff!), contraception, the Women's Christian Temperance Union, and the frequent introduction of gophers--either merely dead, or dead and putrefying--spice the never-a-dull-moment plot of "Sisters."
My only caveat goes out to prurient thrill-seekers: The word "lesbian" does not appear anywhere in this novel.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My first-grader writes more interesting stories and with much better-developed characters. I couldn't select a "mood" for this drivel because "unintentionally... Read morePublished 16 months ago by cbWrites
First off, This book is a 'old shame' and thus it's very hard to find, if you don't know where to look. Try the LibRARy. Read morePublished on April 5, 2012 by E. Holland
Lynne Cheney, Sisters (Signet, 1981)
I have to say that, even before I started reading this book, my mind was a vipers' tangle of prejudices about it. Read more
I loved this book. Even though Lynne said today on CNN that there was no lesbian story here - well I beg to differ! This is hot and steamy frontier lovin'! Read morePublished on October 27, 2006 by P. Hansen
This book is basically soft pornography in a western setting. Hold onto your copy because it's hard to find and expensive, I suppose due to the fact that erotic lesbian novels are... Read morePublished on October 27, 2006 by BillyBudd
As someone who knows little about the Old American West, the exploration of society and social hierarchy made an interesting read. Read morePublished on January 15, 2006 by kbbbb
It took me half a year to find a copy of this novel. I did so because Elaine Showalter's on-line notice made me think that, perhaps, interestingly, beneath Mrs. Read morePublished on February 27, 2005 by Roger Lathbury
This book was an OK read, but I bet we wouldn't be paying attention to it if the authors husband isn't Dick Cheney, the vice president. Read morePublished on October 21, 2004 by Enrique
... how when little, impressionable 11 year old Mary discovered this, it started to shape the woman she would grow to become. It gives me goosebumps just thinking about it!Published on August 6, 2004 by Don Coates