Sisters and Strangers Author:Helen Van Slyke It was the eve of Sam and Laura Dalton's golden wedding annivesary and "their girls" were coming home to Denver for the celebration. Thirty years had passed since the sisters were together under their parents' roof. Years of disillusion for the jaded, sophisticated Frances who had run off in the forties with a young actor and who returned, three... more » marriages later, to rediscover and nearly destroy her childhood sweetheart. Years of misery for Alice, the battered wife, once banished as a pregnant teenager who ultimately gave her child for adoption. Years of pretended happiness for Barbara, career woman and mistress of a prominent congressman who threatened to put ambition ahead of love.
From Paris, Boston, and Washington they came. The disenchanted, the victim, and the "other woman." They appeared out of "duty" and remained to find themselves plunged into joy and tragedy that would dissolve their estrangement and bind them into intense reinvolvement, sisters but strangers no more.
This is the moving account of three women who recapture the comfort of sharing and confirm a devotion not even absence could sever. Realistically and compassionarely told, Sisters and Strangers is modern human drama in its truest form.« less