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“For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough)—they are experiences,” … Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Ann Brasheres and Sisterhood Everlasting... The Next Chapter in the Sisterhood Saga!

Ann Brashares Gets it! She writes with such beauty about the emotions of young girls. I'm referring to her books in the series of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, which took us into the friendship of four young girls, Tibby, Lena, Carmen, and Bridget, and their "coming-of-age", with all the excitement & confusion that goes along with all that, including finding love and heartache in almost the same breathe. I loved the time I shared with those girls and when I closed the book on the final chapter, it was bittersweet...

Then the other day I found a wonderful surprise in the mail from Random House! "The next chapter in the beloved Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants saga"! Yes, this coming June (June 14th to be exact) Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares will be released! It's the girls 10 years later! Can you believe it has been 10 years since The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants was published!?! Here's the blurb about Sisterhood Everlasting from Random House...
Ann Brashares comes the welcome return of the characters whose friendship became a touchstone for a generation. Now Tibby, Lena, Carmen, and Bridget have grown up, starting their lives on their own. And though the jeans they shared are long gone, the sisterhood is everlasting.

Despite having jobs and men that they love, each knows that something is missing: the closeness that once sustained them. Carmen is a successful actress in New York, engaged to be married, but misses her friends. Lena finds solace in her art, teaching in Rhode Island, but still thinks of Kostos and the road she didn’t take. Bridget lives with her longtime boyfriend, Eric, in San Francisco, and though a part of her wants to settle down, a bigger part can’t seem to shed her old restlessness.

Then Tibby reaches out to bridge the distance, sending the others plane tickets for a reunion that they all breathlessly await. And indeed, it will change their lives forever—but in ways that none of them could ever have expected.

As moving and life-changing as an encounter with long-lost best friends, Sisterhood Everlasting is a powerful story about growing up, losing your way, and finding the courage to create a new one.
If you haven't read the original series yet, READ IT! And I am so excited to be opening up the next chapter in the lives of Tibby, Lena, Carmen and Bridget! You will be too! So, have you read The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants? Did you have a favorite book in the series? A favorite character? This weekend for Mother's Day Ann Brashares wrote about Motherhood and the writing of her Sisterhood books in The Wall Street Journal. Here's the link: Creating a New 'Pants'—And a New Baby. It's a fitting touch to "Read like a Mother Week" on Chick with Books! Keep your eyes out for my review...

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Pam (@iwriteinbooks) said...

Oh, I haven't read any of her younger stuff but I did read a book in her adult collection, a little while ago. I've heard really good stuff about the whole series and I'm loving this cover, too. ;O)

Marg said...

I loved the original series so will definitely be reading this book at some point.

Nessie said...

Just stumbled onto this blog because of the Sisterhood entry right here. You lucky duck for getting a copy! (how does that work anyway?)

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