Mom Still Likes You Best: The Unfinished Business Between Siblings

Kobo ebook | May 4, 2010

byJane Isay

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The author of Walking on Eggshells turns her wisdom to the sometimes heartbreaking but always meaningful bond between brothers and  sisters—a  must-read for anyone blessed with the gift (or burden) of a sibling.

There’s a myth out there that good relations between brothers and sisters do not include conflict, annoyance, disagreement, or mixed feelings. Isay believes this is a destructive myth, one that makes people doubt the strength of the connection with their siblings. Brothers and sisters may love and hate, fight and forgive, but they never forget their early bonds.

Based on scores of interviews with brothers and sisters young and old, Mom Still Likes You Best features real-life stories that show how differences caused by family feuds, marriages, distance, or ancient history can be overcome. The result is a vivid portrait of siblings, in love and war.


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The author of Walking on Eggshells turns her wisdom to the sometimes heartbreaking but always meaningful bond between brothers and  sisters—a  must-read for anyone blessed with the gift (or burden) of a sibling. There’s a myth out there that good relations between brothers and sisters do not include conflict, annoyance, disagreement, o...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:May 4, 2010Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0385532598

ISBN - 13:9780385532594

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