Carol Saoline, a senior writer at Philadelphia Magazine, is an award winning journalist, broadcaster, and public speaker. About the photographer: Sharon J Wohlmuth is a photojournalist and lecturer who covered national and international assignments for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Saline (Straight Talk) interviews 36 sets of sisters ranging from preschoolers to octogenarians. Some are well known (tennis star Chris Evert and sisters Jeanne and Clare; model Christy Turlington and sisters Erin and Kelly; Coretta Scott King and her sister Edythe). Others (Donna, Debbie and Shirley Masiejczyk, each a police officer; Catherine and Mary Glackin, both nuns) are also worth knowing. This exploration of a special relationship is made even more affecting by the black-and-white photographs of the sisters taken by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Wohlmuth. 50,000 first printing; $35,000 ad/promo. (Oct.)